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Judith Scheetz

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The Black Pearl-Background Knowledge, Ch 1 Introduction

-This story takes place (1600's -1800's, in an old bay town of La Pas, where large pearl oysters grew in abundance. La Pas (the Peace) is now the modern day capital city of the Mexican State - Baja California Sur, which is actually a long peninsula. -The story mentions the Manta Diablo, his eyes are the color of ambergris. Who or What is he? Click on the Voice Instructions to listen to the first page of chapter 1 of The Black Pearl, by Scott O'Dell, read aloud. Then click on the link to the left to learn the definition of ambergris. Then click on the response button

8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, English Language Arts
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