Create a travelogue about Mississippi, the state where the story takes place. Be sure to include highlights of attractions, events and natural resources that will appeal to people considering a trip to this beautiful state.
Camp Site Diorama
Let the students create a diorama or drawing of the camp site where the men went each November to hunt Old Ben.
Bear Claws for Everybody
Just to sweeten the class discussion one day, bring in pastries called Bear Claws to eat while discussing the story.
Camp Site Dinner
Imagine that you are camping with Ike and the other men. What would they have eaten while in the wilderness? If possible, have students bring in items for a real camp site meal and share while discussing the story.
Dress the Part
Do some research on clothing styles of Mississippi in the years after the Civil War. Download images...
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