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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Book Club: The Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe, Part 4

Continue reading The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss and Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

Assignment 15: All By Yourself: If you determined that you were stranded on this island all by yourself, practice the task of not communicating through verbal or written means with any other person for a long period of time (at least 4 hours), keeping a journal of your thoughts, experiences and reactions to the task. Write a journal entry that conveys what you have learned through the experience.

Assignment 16: Strangers! Examine the book, Robinson Crusoe, paying close attention to Crusoe's reflections when he has a new companion on his island. (If you have read Our Side of the Mountain, you can re-read Sam Gribley's reactions to strangers in his forest and write an essay comparing the two character's reactions.) What would be your reaction? Would it be similar or different than Crusoe's (or Sam's)?

Assignment 17: Sketch a tool that you have designed and explain its use.

Assignment 18: Describe your rescue in the style of a journal, describing daily progress.

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  1. Great assignments! I especially like #17 with the tool creation.

  2. Awesome assignments!!!

  3. Oh man Princess would go nuts not being able to talk for 4 hours.......


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