Day 1

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read “Preface,” “Crew of the Essex,” “Chapter One: Nantucket,” and “Chapter Two: Knockdown.”

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.7

    Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.2

    Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.

  3. 3

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1.A

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