Carry on, Mr. Bowditch - E-Guide

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Newbery Medal Winner 1956

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.

Through Jean Lee Latham's thrilling biography, students will learn:

About the Author and Illustrator: Learn about Jean Lee Latham and John O'Hara Cosgrave II.

Background: Sailing ships.

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: Synonyms, characterization, foreshadow, in context, antonyms, expressions. 

Moral Lessons and Character Values:  God is our anchor, the Lord is our help, perseverance, God's plans, encouragement, grief, Golden Rule, accomplishments, diligence.

Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapping, indentured servants/slavery, Harvard, Bible study, writing, astronomy, French Revolution, research.

Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Recommended Grade Level:
5-8
Setting:
1700s Massachusetts, USA
Study Guide Author:
Carole Pelttari
For the Book By:
Gene Lee Latham
Study Guide Page Count:
63 pages

Reviews

  • 5
    Useful study guide! My kid

    Posted by Junsong L. on 7th Apr 2015

    Useful study guide! My kid likes it very much.

  • 5
    This is an excellent resource

    Posted by Anita B. on 18th Mar 2015

    This is an excellent resource and very well written. I am grateful to be able to use this in our homeschool.

  • 1
    no summary. Questions were weak.

    Posted by Diane B. on 18th Feb 2015

    no summary. Questions were weak.

  • 5
    Great content.

    Posted by John J. on 3rd Jan 2015

    Great content.