Whaling and Sailing Stories—Navigating History and Literature

“Call me Ishmael” is the legendary first line of Moby-Dick, but the protagonist’s name is hardly the most famous in Herman Melville’s 1851 novel. He’s probably a distant third to both Captain Ahab and the eponymous whale itself, which was based on a real albino sperm whale named Mocha Dick.

celebrate Veteran's Day

Veterans Day is coming up on November 11. It’s an opportunity to thank America’s veterans for their service and for students to learn more about veterans and their service. Below are a few ways to celebrate Veterans Day in your classroom.