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Chapter Five: Hannah
Learning Activities

4 Handouts

Activity 1 - Vocabulary

spiteful sultry resilient boisterous

Learners look these words up and use them in sentences to show the meaning of the word (Handout 1).

Activity 2 – Review of Vocabulary

Learners find the words from Chapters 1 – 5 in the word search.

Activity 3 – Chapter Questions

Learners answer questions about the chapter. The questions are listed on Handout 3. Below are the questions and answers for the instructor.

Questions: p.50-51
  1. What does jalgisick mean? Fishhook in Gwich'in.
  2. How did Moses Peter wed Hannah William? It was an arranged marriage.
  3. Did Hannah love Moses? No.
  4. Why did she marry him? It was tradition.
  5. Why did Moses regret Edison? Because Hannah said he was someone else's son out of spite.
  6. What kind of temper did Hannah have? Give examples. Bad temper. Flew into fits of rage. Sometimes throw Edison out of the house.
  7. What two treasures did Edison and Mae inherit at grandmother Maggie's house? Stories and biscuits.
  8. Why do you think Maggie didn't approach Hannah about her behaviour? It was not the tradition of the people to scold or tell others what to do.