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.
- The tools and technology of whaling
- Life aboard a “world-wandering whale-ship”
- New Bedford in the time of Herman Melville
Suggested Pre-Visit Activity
Read a version of Moby-Dick
Banner Credit: Detail of Moby Dick Mural preliminary sketch by Richard Ellis. NBWM2011.92.20.