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Chapter Fourteen: Neegoogwandah
Learning Activities

3 Handouts

Activity 1 - Vocabulary

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Learners look up each word in the dictionary and write the definition down. Then they write a sentence for each word showing the meaning.

Activity 2 – Chapter Questions

Learners answer questions about the chapter. The questions are listed on Handout 2. Below are the questions and answers for the instructor.

Questions: p.158-159
  1. Who went with Velma to set up camp on Spider Island? Her brother Jimmy.

  2. What did Jimmy expect when he came back with the second load? The tent up and a pot of tea.

  3. How did Velma feel about being out there alone? Petrified.

  4. What did Velma do her first day alone? Cut and haul wood.

  5. What was the problem with her food rations? She had dry goods but no meat. She would have to snare rabbits if she wanted meat.

Questions: p.160-162
  1. As days passed, how did she feel about cutting firewood? What did she build to help her with cutting word? She grew to enjoy her time at the saw. A sawhorse.

  2. Why did she go back to Fort Yukon? How long is the walk to Fort Yukon? To get Billy. 6 miles.

  3. What was Billy doing when she arrived at their cabin? Watching television.