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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Activities & Classroom Projects

Nathaniel Philbrick
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 133 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Fun Activities

The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.

1. Nantucket in the 1800s

Based on the books setting, choose 3 things that you found interesting about Nantucket during the nineteenth century. Describe what kind of an experience you think it would be to live there in that time period. Would you like it? Why or why not?

2. Interview with a Captain

Write out an interview with Captain Pollard, including both the questions and his responses. The interview can take place at any time, and you can use the information in the book to help speculate...

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