Teacher Resources: Chapter 13

Writing Prompts

Opinion: Think about ways men and women on San Nicolas Island might have shared the division of labor. Do you agree or disagree with the custom that women in Karana’s tribe were not allowed to make weapons? Remember to consider what it might have been like to live in her particular society. Use reasons and information to support your point of view.

Informative/explanatory: Describe the mating and breeding habits of northern elephant seals. Gather information from Voices from the Field to develop the topic. Draw evidence from informational text.

Narrative: Imagine you are Karana watching a fight between two bull elephant seals. Write a narrative describing the battle. Include details about what you might see, hear, and smell.

Lesson Plans

All About Elephant Seals

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