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Island of the Blue Dolphins
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This worksheet is designed to help students take notes on sixteen characters as they read the story. Names are listed in alphabetical order. Click here to print (two-sided sheet).
These worksheets are designed to supplement reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell by adding cross-curricular learning to literature study.
Learn more about Juana Maria at these sites:
California Missions Resource Center
National Park Service
Discovery (Article on archaeologists' discovery of Juana Maria's home on the island)
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The video below offers some terrific insight into what historians and archaeologists now know about the fascinating Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island.
This worksheet focuses on spelling and cursive script handwriting practice. Terms: San Nicolas Island, Aleuts, Juana Maria, Santa Barbara, Tongva, and Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. Click here to print.
1811 - Juana Maria is born sometime before this date
1814 - Massacre of Nicoleño population by Native Alaskan hunters
1835 - Santa Barbara Mission rescues almost all of the islanders
1853 - Juana Maria is rescued from the island and taken to Santa Barbara Mission
October 19, 1853 - Juana Maria dies 7 weeks later