The Legendary King

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After viewing two documentaries about the history of the Channel islands, individuals craft an essay in which they compare the lives of Juana Maria, the Lone Woman San Nicolar Island, to Lester Holt and his family featured in the documentary The Legendary King of San Miguel Island. Writers use information from the films and from additional research in their informative essays.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • View West of the West, Tales from California's Channel Islands online before teaching the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • The assignment assumes class members have viewed both The Legendary King of San Miguel Island and know the story of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas videos
  • The resource mis-identifies Juana Maria as a Chumash




  • The six-page packet includes a plan, a compare and contrast graphic organizer with a key for instructors, a line map of the channel islands, and links to additional resources

  • Beware the typos and usage errors in the writing prompt
  • No rubric for the essay is included
Common Core