Grades 10-12

The characters and action in Herman Melville’s great American novel are introduced in a program designed to capture the imagination and interest of all students. Whether they have read an abridged version or immersed themselves in the full-length novel, the Moby-Dick program enhances students' understanding of the adventures and trials of whaling.

Teachers are invited to work with us in setting the goals of the Moby-Dick program. Options include:

  • The tools and technology of whaling
  • Life aboard a "world-wandering whale-ship"
  • New Bedford in the time of Herman Melville

Pre-visit Activities and Suggestions

  • Read a version of Moby-Dick


Last Modified: August 21, 2014