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Chapter Seven: Siblings and Seasonal Friends
Learning Activities

3 Handouts

Activity 1 - Vocabulary

precarious nomadic mischievous sympathetic
contaminate catapult lynched  

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

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.68-69
  1. Why were males favoured in the tribe? Because they are the hunters and provide food for the family.

  2. How many siblings did Velma have? How did she describe their relationships with one another?

  3. What are Velma's mom's best memories of life with Pete? Living in the bush together.

  4. What happened to her father in town? He would go out with the guys and drink.

  5. How did Velma feel about her dolls? What did she do for her dolls each night? They were like children to her. She protected them. She would cover them up to keep them warm.

  6. Why was the outhouse scary for children? The seat was up high and the hole was dark and deep.

  7. What did they use for toilet paper? Glossy pages of the catalogue.