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.
- Book Club: The Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe, Part 1
- Book Club: The Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe, Part 2 Make Up Your Imaginary Island
- Book Club: The Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe, Part 3: Develop a Survival Plan
- I am not sure if I made this unit up entirely myself or if I found some of it on the internet. If you know if any of this has come from a source I have not credited, please let me know, and I will make the appropriate corrections.