Long ago, whaling was a part of everyday life for the Basque and Inuit people. There She Blows! Is atext that explores the history of whaling, from the traditional practices of the Basque and Inuit people and how one whale could provide enough food for an entire community to modern methods. It also shows the current conservation efforts to protect the whales as they are facing an uncertain future due to them being hunted for their oil as they are also discussed.
Features of the Book – Historical information, – Different points of view, – Environmental theme, – Maps. Purpose “There She Blows!” can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – exploring fact and opinion – analysing themes, – examining environmental and global concerns.
Themes covered in this book are: History, Animals Birds and Insects, Change over time, Environment, Different Views
Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)
Guided Reading Level27
Theme/TopicAncient Peoples | Animals and birds | Change over Time | Different Views | Environment
Strategy/SkillsAnalysing themes | Fact and opinion | Point of view | Using graphic sources