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Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship


Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship

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This interactive website for children, families, teachers and the general pubic  tells the story of  Laura Jernegan, a 6-year old girl who set out in 1868 on a 3 year whaling voyage with her family. The journal Laura kept on the voyage forms the entry point into the website, engaging visitors to enter and explore the rich history of whaling. The site has two central narratives; the "Story of Whaling" and "Laura’s Story". The “Story of Whaling” tells about 19th century American whaling voyages.... More
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 30, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 10, 2014
Submitter: Nancy Cole
Keywords: U.S. History, interactive, civil war, 19th century, Laura Jernegan, Martha's Vineyard, whaling, exhibition, New Bedford, lesson plans, whaling history, whales


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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Has some Flash components, which will not work on iPad or iPhone.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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