Whirligig Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Fleischman uses many literary devices in Whirligig. Allusion is one that is very readily found. As you read the story, list each allusion you find, note the page number, indicate the source of the allusion (you may have to do some research to find the source for some), explain its meaning in Whirligig, categorize the sources, and then share your findings.

2. Create a chart demonstrating the cost of destruction from, and deaths caused from alcohol-related driving accidents.

Collect newspaper articles about alcohol-related accidents. Use them to create a collage to display with your chart.

3. Brent's blood alcohol level was .11. How is blood alcohol level determined? What does alcohol do to the body, nervous system, brain?

4. Interview someone in the juvenile justice system in your community—a juvenile judge, a social worker, or a police officer—and find out about probation.

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