Moby Dick | The Great American Read

Moby Dick | The Great American Read
Moby Dick | The Great American Read
Description

Experts discuss Herman Melville's love of the sea and how the obsessed Ahab is the anti-hero of the story. Professor Mary K. Bercaw Edwards brings her students onto a 19th century whaling ship to learn about the sea tale. Ahab teaches us how obsession can lead anyone down the wrong path.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Watch a video segment and answer contextual questions.
  • Explore the character of the villain in novels and the role they play to push the narrative forward
  • Build vocabulary, reading, and listening comprehension skills
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