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Ship Captain Writing Prompt

Imagine you are meeting the man in the picture for the first time.
Write a description of him based on his appearance, and speculate on what he might be like as a person. What kind of job do you think he might have on the ship behind him? What kind of adventures do you think he has had in his life? Use your imagination to create a backstory for this mysterious man from the 1700s.

Warm-Up Discussion Questions

What could the man’s job be?

Where could he be?

When might this picture have been taken?

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