Stove by a whale: Multiple accounts
Kind of Activity:
To examine multiple representations of the same event in different media formats; to explore how representations that use artistic license can both strengthen and weaken understanding of source material
Common Core Standards:
Students will read Chapter 2 of Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex by Owen Chase (available here http://mysite.du.edu/~ttyler/ploughboy/1821%20-%20Owen%20Chase%20-%20Essex%20Narrative.htm), which recounts the whale attack from Chase’s point of view....
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