The Pearl

Novel Background Project


  • Click on your topic below to view a website with related information.
  • Create a Circle Map with notes on 10 things you learned about your topic while reading the article.
  • Use the map to write a reflective paragraph about what you learned in your research and its significance.

  1. Oysters (and oyster beds)
  2. Pearls
  3. Pearl Diving
  4. Scorpions
  5. John Steinbeck
  6. The Sea of Cortez
  7. La Paz, Mexico
  8. Spanish treatment of Native Americans (first half of article only)