Park rangers do a lot of research. We gather a lot of facts. But not everything was written down long ago. Sometimes we don't know all the answers so we make careful guesses.
We know that one room in Edgar Allan Poe's house, up on the third floor, had a stove (like a heater). Even though we can't prove it, we think Poe's wife Virginia slept here. She was sick and needed to stay warm.
We know the family had a cat named Catterina. Now it's your turn to make some careful guesses about what Catterina would have seen in the house.
Junior Ranger Challenge -- Write a Story from a Cat's Eye View
Your Challenge: Write a Story from a Cat's Eye View
Directions1. Imagine you are Catterina taking a stroll through Edgar Allan Poe's house.
2. On a piece of paper, write a story about what Catterina sees as she walks through the rooms. Use the facts below to guide your story.
Looking for ideas? Check out some examples in the Junior Ranger Challenge Photo Gallery.
Edgar Allan Poe's House
Read the facts below to know what Catterina might have seen.
BONUS! Write a story about YOUR house1. On a piece of paper, write a story about where you live. It can be about your home, your neighborhood, your city or town. It can be from the point of view of your pet. The story can be set in the present, or it can be set 50 years in the past or the future.
Last updated: February 2, 2018