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

Bringing in Technology

In the Day One activity “Picturing Nantucket,” students will conduct an online image search to build a visual idea of 19th-century Nantucket.

In the Day One activity “What did a whaling ship look like?”, students may conduct online research to learn more about the structure and language of a whaling ship.

In the Day Two activity “Making it personal,” students have the option to create a video presentation using video equipment.

In the Day Three activity “Island alternatives,” students will create a PowerPoint presentation about the Pacific islands the men of the Essex could have visited.

In the Day Three activity “Navigating to a goal,” students will use their smartphones to navigate to...

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