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Lesson for grades 5-8
For year and years, books and movies have explored what it would be like to be stranded on a desert or tropical island. This winter, three people from the Caribbean nation of Cuba got to see what that was like firsthand after their boat was wrecked in a storm. They survived for 33 days on an uninhabited island in the Bahamas before they were spotted by a U.S. Coast Guard plane and rescued. They had survived by eating coconuts, conch seafood and rats, the Coast Guard said.
The stranded people — two men and a woman —
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The people stranded on the Bahamas island had to be resourceful to survive in a difficult situation.
Activity: In the newspaper or online, find and closely read a story about a person or group facing an emergency or another difficult situation. Use what you read to write a paragraph outlining ways the people could be resourceful dealing with the situation without the help of others. Share ideas with family, friends or classmates.