In this lesson students will construct a timeline that shows important turning points in the history of whaling as well as key events in US history that might have had an impact on whaling.
Using the teacher resource, "Whaling Timeline", make notecards with one event from the timeline printed on each one. Hang a roll of paper with a notched line on it, or clear space on a board for a timeline.
Students' understanding of whaling within a historical context can be assessed through observation and discussion. A quiz could be given to assess students' knowledge of key turning points in the history of whaling.
Encourage students to find or draw visual images to make the whaling timeline more informative and colorful.
Mary Jane Aldrich-Moodie