Bears on Hemlock Mountain, The - Study Guide
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Based on a true story. In 1707, eight-year-old Sarah Noble journeys with her father into the wilderness of Connecticut. There her father builds a house and clears land, while Sarah keeps camp and cooks. There are many things to be afraid of in the wild, but she always reminds herself to keep up her courage by holding the red cape her mother sent with her and repeating her mother's words: "Keep up your courage... Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble!"
When her father leaves to bring the rest of the family back Sarah is left in the care of a neighboring Indian tribe, where she learns the meaning of trust and friendship.
Other Titles by Alice Dalgliesh: The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
Historical Background: The early 1700s in early America, Connecticut, and early pioneers.
Author Biography: Learn about Alice Dalgliesh, her background in the British West Indies, and her writing awards.
Vocabulary: Understand words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: similes, dictionary work, imagery, and synonyms.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Courage, Lord’s care, teasing, love your enemies, trusting God, watching our words, encouraging others, honor your father and mother, true friendship, prayer
Activities and Writing Assignments: Defining courage, mapwork, Early American tribes, cooking center making biscuits, craft a log cabin, art project picture, traditional Native American children’s game, crossword puzzle.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh.
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