ERIC Number: ED481206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Moby-Dick. [Lesson Plan].
Based on Herman Melville's novel "Moby-Dick," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that the novel is grounded in facts that Melville acquired in his own experiences at sea; New England was the center of a prospering whaling industry in the 19th century; and journal keeping was not uncommon among 19th-century Americans. The main activity of the lesson involves students taking on the persona of an imaginary sailor or captain while he is out at sea on a whaling voyage and writing journal entries. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Characterization, Class Activities, English Instruction, Journal Writing, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development, Writing Assignments
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.