Research popular fashion of the time period in which "Stern Men" is set. Design outfits that would have been worn by Ruth, the lobster fishermen and the other characters of the novel.
Work of Art
Create an artistic work in any medium depicting an interesting scene, setting or character in "Stern Men".
Research life in 1970s Maine (including the offshore islands) and compose a short story that is set during that time.
Have students rewrite the end of the novel so that it concludes differently, or, write an epilogue which further explains what happens to Ruth after the end of the novel.
Choose an interesting section from the novel and perform it as a dramatic scene or comedic skit.
Design a new book cover which depicts the novel in an interesting and creative way.
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