Kind of Activity:
To effectively research the possible destinations rejected by the men of the Essex and draw a conclusion about whether or not they were viable options using researched information
Common Core Standards:
The captain (with the influence of his mates) ultimately sets course for the coast of South America—a long, open-sea journey, rather than risking visiting one of the closer unknown islands. This was for a variety of reasons, including fear of cannibalism, tribal warfare, and storms. The islands that Pollard and his men could have chosen as a...
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