Opinion: In the 1800s (nineteenth century), why would the people have needed to travel from island to island or from the island to the mainland? Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Informative/explanatory: Describe the canoes used in the early 1800s (nineteenth century) by the native people of the Channel Islands. Link to this website at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History or find another reliable source to gather information. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about and explain the topic.
Narrative: In the 1800s (nineteenth century), Nicoleños made short voyages between the islands and longer voyages to the mainland. What would it feel like and what might you see on one of these voyages? Include details about sea conditions and weather.
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