Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time Fun Activities

Dava Sobel
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Soundtrack

Music can be used to add to the mood of a piece of literature. Design a soundtrack to go with the book. What songs would you include? Why?

Alternative book jacket

Design an alternative book jacket with the following elements:

--Front cover: title and author and an illustration

--Back cover: summary of book and reviews

--Inside jackets: blurbs of the book, author bio

Board game

Using what you have learned from the book, design a board game to go with the book. You should create game pieces for each of the key individuals in the text, as well as places where events occurred. Include the central conflict as the obstacle to overcome in your book. Examples may include Monopoly, Sorry, Candyland or Chutes and Ladders.

Acting

Create a dramatization of a scene from the book. Consider key people, places, events or dialogue. Costumes are encouraged.

Letter to the author

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