Deep Sea Fishing
Watch a documentary, or have someone who has gone deep sea fishing come and teach the class about how it is done. Discuss with the class how this new information changes their ideas about the scene with the swordfish.
Bring in an article from the newspaper that has a story that reminds you of something that happens in the book.
Art in Multiple Mediums
Create a piece of art in any medium that portrays one of the basic themes of the book. Have different groups do different themes, and then have the class view all the different works.
Split the class into groups, and have each group come up with a different practical joke that Thomas could have played on the haughty yachtsman. Have each group present their prank in a drawing, or even by acting it out.
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