In this lesson students will learn about whales and the technology of whaling. They will research sperm, right and bowhead whales and learn why these types of whales were in demand and what resources they provided. Students also will have an opportunity to learn about three different inventions that arose from the need to devise new ways of chasing and capturing whales when those closest to New England were killed off.
Make sure that there are copies of the articles, glossary and artifact cards for individual students or groups of students.Opportunity to view sections of this website is also needed for thier research. A kerosene lamp will add drama to the presentation.
Mary Jane Aldrich-Moodie