Convergence with The Cay: Exploring Geographic Concepts Wrapped in a Story

Here's an awesome unit that uses The Cay as the anchor text. The 16-page packet is loaded with teaching ideas, activities, and suggested adjustments.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Show the storm scene from the film version of the tale to acquaint kids with the destructive power of hurricanes
  • Have pupils use a program like Google Earth to locate Curacao, the Netherlands Antilles, and other sites mentioned in the tale
Pros

  • The story is sure to hook readers into exploring geographic concepts
  • The project list ensures that each group investigates different aspects of the geography
Cons

  • None