Narrative Essay Will My Family and I Live In This Region?
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You have studied Virtual Realities and completed worksheets. Think about what you have learned, and write an essay with at least two paragraphs. Begin your essay with the sentence: My family and I will (or will not) choose to live in the _____________ region.
Then describe how you and your family might survive in your new land. Answer your questions (or, the eight questions about: 1. shelter 2. food 3. water 4. climate 5. clothing 6. geography 7. natural resources and 8. dangers.) Finish your essay by writing a concluding sentence.
is an example of an essay for the Central Valley:
The Central Valley, A Wonderful New Home
My family and I will choose
to live in the Central Valley. We will make our home near a river, since my
family could use the sticks from trees to make huts for shelter. We could get
fresh water and fish from the river, and there are probably small animals like
rabbits living on the open flatter lands. Perhaps we can learn to grow and harvest
fruits and vegetables to eat. For clothing, there may be deer living among the
trees, and we will use their leathery hides. The tall grasses can be used for
hats or skirts.
The climate and geography also seem quite good. I see no signs of snow. The clouds show that there might be rain, and maybe lightning. But, except near the river, I do not see much shade if it gets hot in the summer. When it gets cold, we can use the sticks from trees for firewood to stay warm.
What will the dangers and natural resources be in our new land? Much of the region is flat, and there seems to be few hiding places in case wild animal attack. We need to be careful about staying safe from animals like snakes and bears. I see many natural resources. Sticks and rocks make good tools, and there may be clay for pots. In conclusion, my family and I we will choose to remain in the Central Valley.
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