Ideas for Classroom Use

Ivory Jagging Wheel with Woman's Leg Design

Research Project

Research life on a whaling ship. Write a letter home to your family describing what happens on a ship.  Check out Maud Maxson's Letter or Millie Jenkins' letter for inspiration.

Art Project

Have students design their own jagging wheel in a shape that would be meaningful to them today.  The project can be planned/designed on paper, but then executed using "found materials," just as sailors would have.