Anna, Sarah, Caleb, Papa
Maggie, William, William's Wife
Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.
Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).
Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
Analyze themes such as: death, single parenting, friendship, honesty, love and family, women's roles/rights, abandonment, guilt/blame.
Define any symbols (the ocean and its colors, seashells, hay/sand dune, cow pond, the storm, singing, wildflowers, garden, the wagon, seal.
Social Science: Pioneer/Prairie Life, Mail-order Brides.
Geography: Prairie States, Maine.
Science: Weather, Ocean, Nature (animals, plants of each region).
Math: Placing an Advertisement in the Newspaper.
Classroom Projects: Art, Letter Writing, Map Making/Reading, Fieldtrip to Ocean.