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Here’s a clever way to combine language arts and social studies. Shakespeare’s The Tempest is believed to have been inspired by the wreck of the Sea Venture on Bermuda in 1609. The class views a brief scene from Castaway in which Tom Hanks makes plans to create a shelter and find food. Viewers brainstorms their own survival strategies, and use coordinates to locate Bermuda on the map. They then compare events in the Sea Venture story to plot elements in The Tempest. Links and activities are included in the detailed plan.