Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the narrative and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the narrative or persons.
Create a Map
Give students an opportunity to create a map of their own of the Alaskan waters and ports described in the text. Students may wish to show where shipwrecks took place or where main fishing areas were located.
Draw a Person from the Narrative
Have students draw their interpretation of a person from the narrative. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of clothing worn by the person or how the person appears, such as fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors does the person wear?
Interview a Fisherman
Give students an opportunity to research...
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