Planning and Preparing for the Virtual Voyage
For each step of planning and preparing, students first brainstorm,
then do research and refine their plans and preparations. Each step is an
occasion for a short, informal essay or oral report.
Step 4. Provisioning the Vessel
Questions for Students: What would you take with you to insure your survival
and good health for 3-5 weeks at sea? Make lists of the following:
Personal Needs (What personal gear would you take?)
Dietary Needs (What food and drink would you take?)
Canoe Needs (What equipment would you take?)
Medical Needs (What medicines would you take?)
Remember that there are limits of weight and space on the canoe. Each
person is limited to carrying what can be fitted into a 48 quart cooler--about
the size of a regular suitcase. You may want to start by looking at the
stuff you have in your house--bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, living room. How
much of the stuff you have in your house is essential for survival or good-health?
How much of it is non-essential? How do your lists of supplies compare with
what others would bring? How can you account for any differences? Would
you add or subtract anything from your lists?
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