Island Dig



Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:16AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Welcome to Camp Internet’s DIG called “How Did Karana Survive?”

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:16AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Camp has provided your class with online information about the story of the Island of the Blue Dolphins, and about the historical accounts of the REAL Lone Woman of San Nicolas that the Scott O’Dell book is based on. Over the coming months, we encourage students to read this interesting story, watch the video if available - AND - compare it to the historical documents we have put on the Internet for the first time anywhere in the world. .............How do the historical, novel and film version differ ? How are they the same? Why do you think there are these differences ? Feel free to write a short essay on these questions and send it to us to post online. OR - make it you special report for the FALL FIELD REPORTS ?

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:17AM PST (-0800 GMT)
HINT --- REMEMBER ………………..In this DIG you will want to read each QUESTION, follow the BUTTON that links you to where the answer can be found, and then use your browser’s BACK button (usually upper left) to come back into the DIG and post your ANSWERS. When composing an ANSWER, be sure to make it a full sentence – example, if the question is How many Channel Islands are there? Do not answer with just a number, write a full sentence that includes the answer. Also, it is very important to include your first name and school or teacher’s name in the YOUR HANDLE box before you post every time…. HAVE FUN !!!!

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
FOR THIS DIG, we have acquired historical articles and the original movie promotion articles and images first published to announce the grand opening of the film. These rare – first-ever-on-the-Internet documents will help you learn more about the real Lone woman, about Karana, AND about how the film was made.

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
***DIG Quest 1: How many Channel Islands are there and which one did Karana live on? How long did she live there? button button

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
*** DIG Quest 2: Is the Karana story based on a true event in history ? If so, when did that event take place and where ? button

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:19AM PST (-0800 GMT)
*** DIG Quest 3: How DID Karana survive on that island alone? Compare what you see in the film or read in the book with a historical account written in the 1880s, a rare document available to read online at this button

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
***DIG Quest 4: There are other famous stories of people living alone on an Island, some of which are based on a true story. One is Swiss Family Robinson. Another famous story about one man shipwrecked on an island will be provided in Camp Internet soon – what is the name of this story and have you ever heard of it ? (The Blue Dolphin movie announcements refer to it as you can see at the next button) button or see the cover of a rare book about this event that was also inspired by a true story button

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
*** DIG Quest 5: Karana’s story was so popular that a film was made about her legendary survival. Click on this to read about the making of the film. Who is the star of the film and does she have Indian ancestry? button button

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:20AM PST (-0800 GMT)
***DIG Quest 6: The island where Karana lived is now a military base and not open to public access. To make this film, the directors searched for a good location that would look and feel like an island. Where was the film actually made ? button

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
***DIG Quest 7: What would you eat and how would you survive if you were stranded on a Channel Island ? What survival skills would you need to know ?

Channel Islands Dig: . . . . Mon, Sep 9, 7:21AM PST (-0800 GMT)
FOLLOW-UP ….. If you would like to read the tale of the REAL Lone Woman of San Nicolas – the story that inspired the book and film, we have a-first-on-the-Internet historical account to share with you. It starts at the bottom of this page button and has four chapters. button button button button We will study this in-depth in an upcoming DIG, but feel free to read ahead now and enjoy comparing the real story with the book and film. What differences or similarities do you notice ?

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