Attend a Regatta
Eight-oared rowing is the central focus of The Boys in the Boat. Arrange for students to attend a regatta locally and discuss how the race relates to the narrative.
Using the techniques discussed in The Boys in the Boat, build a model of a rowing vessel like those used by competitive crews.
Battles of WWII
Conduct research on the various battles of World War II and develop a map that examines where these military actions took place in relation to the settings visited by the individuals in The Boys in the Boat.
Locate an obituary from one of the figures in the narrative. Present the obituary to the class and discuss the characteristics of this individual and their portrayal in the narrative.
Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the narrative and...
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