Nathaniel Bowditch loves to work with numbers. School is Nat's favorite time. Unfortunately Nat must give up his dream to go to Harvard when he must quit school to work for his father. Later, he becomes an indentured servant, working in a ship's chandlery. In spite of his situation, Nat continues his education by teaching himself, working all day in the chandlery and in the evenings he fills his notebooks with everything he wants to learn. Nat's diligence pays off. When Nat's nine-year indenture is through, he is given the opportunity to go to sea where the things he has learned may be put to use. Sailing is dangerous, not only because of enemies on the high seas, but because - Nat discovers - many of the books and tables sailors use for navigation have errors - errors that cost lives. With the same diligence he used to teach himself, Nat begins to compile information for a new book to correct these errors and give every sailor knowledge of navigation.
Progeny Press' Carry On, Mr. Bowditch Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Middle School grade student with:
About the Author and Illustrator: Learn about Jean Lee Latham and John O'Hara Cosgrave II.
Background: Discover the world of sailing ships, shaping the backdrop of the book narrative.
Vocabulary: Master words throughout the novel with engaging activities, promoting retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Dive into literary techniques such as synonyms, characterization, foreshadowing, and exploring expressions in context.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Uncover and explore moral lessons, including God as our anchor, perseverance, following God's plans, encouragement, dealing with grief, embracing the Golden Rule, and the rewards of diligence.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Participate in mapping exercises, delve into topics like indentured servants and slavery, explore Harvard, engage in Bible study, refine writing skills, delve into astronomy, and unravel the complexities of the French Revolution through research.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Expand your literary horizons with a curated reading list featuring more works by the same authors and others that complement or resemble, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham.
All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
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