Reading Unseen non-fiction texts: The Hawaiian Archipelago – Isabella Bird

In this lesson, we'll be continuing our reading of unseen non-fiction texts, this week looking at a pre-1900 extract from the pioneering Victorian explorer and naturalist, Isabella Bird. As usual with our first reading, we will be tracking the events and responding to a series of prompts to develop our understanding of the text. At the end of the lesson, we will reflect on the ‘Big Picture’ issues the text has presented by considering the 4 Conflicts.

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