Old Man and the Sea, The (Ernest Hemingway)

Old Man and the Sea, The (Ernest Hemingway)

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ACTIVITY IDEAS from the LitWits experience:

In this workshop we set out to catch a boatload of fun while we…

The Old Man and the Sea - Hemingway with a marlin

Hemingway with a marlin
Havana Harbor, Cuba – July 1934

  • learned Spanish and seafaring words
  • snacked on sardines and other briny fare
  • chased down historical allusions
  • watched oceans glow with eerie bioluminescence
  • made beautiful collages out of beach materials
  • explored the many similarities between the author, the old man, and the great fish to find a theme and form a thesis statement
  • and much more!

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Meanwhile, here’s BookDrum’s fabulous audiovisual walk-through of this book and more photos of Hemingway.

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