Using the quotes below and referring to the QuickWrite outline, please respond to 2/4 of the quotations. Each piece of writing must be at least 1.5 - 2 pages long, double spaced, fond 12 - Ariel or Times New Roman. Use the document called Reflections, write your QuickWrite, and save the work in your documents folder.

Use the Paragraph Frame to edit and rewrite your responce.

Paragraph Frame AND PICTORIAL HELP1.doc


 Keep a map or atlas and a write-on blank map handy to chart David's journey in the story. Google Earth is a free program that can breathe life into the study of geography:

Google Earth

Written Assignment:

  • One beautiful scene gave David the will to live. Why is beauty so important to human beings? How would you feel if you lived in a world without beauty as David did in the beginning of the story?
  • Quotes from the books:
    “you must always hate what was evil or else you grew just like them"

  • ".. It is important not to give in to people who love violence and think they have the right to take away another man's life and liberty. And if you don't let them change what you think and believe, then you have won."

  • ".. if I hit you back, I'd be no better than you are. I 'd be just as rotten and worthless, and I'd have no right to be free."

  • " .. All suffering has an end... if only you wait long enough... Sorrow has its life just like people. Sorrow is born and lives and dies. And when it's dead and gone, someone's left behind to remember it. Exactly like people."

In the novel, David needs to choose a G-d, using the quote below, decide what is David's religion and how did he make his choice ?

 Johannes tells David in Chapter 2 that... Look for clues 

  • Suddenly it came back to him. That other David had said of his God, 'He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, He leadeth me beside the still waters.'
    He was the one he would choose

    Travel Agency

Each group will: create their own travel agency; plan a 1 week tour of Greece, Italy, or Denmark for a family of 4 who have a budget of $8000.

  1. Name your travel agency and create an ad.
  2. Create a brochure for Greece or Italy, using the program Microsoft Office Publisher. 
  3. Determine what activities the family wants to do while in Greece. This includes food, tourist attractions, landmark visits, etc.

Each group will provide the following for the traveling family with the given budget:

  • Round-trip airfare from Winnipeg airport to Athens, Rome, or Copehagen 
  • Hotel accommodations with estimated prices
  • Meals for the week
  • Money exchange
  • Transportation around Greece,Italy, or Copenhagen (bus, car, boat)
  • Sightseeing tours

Finally, you will need to make a day by day schedule (places to visit, and travel times if you would like).  You can include estimated costs for each day as well. The first day starts at the Winnipeg Airport. You will need to figure out how long it takes to get to wwhatever destination that the family picked. 

  • Here are several resources that can assist you in designing your travel agency.  These resources can also help you in planning the trip to Greece or Italy.


Facts about Italy

Facts about Greece

  • After the group has assigned the roles, each person must work on finding information about their responsibilities using the available resources to complete the requirements.
  • Use the available websites and videos to find information that will be useful in making the travel brochure about Greece as well as the travel schedule for the family.  As a reminder, please refer to the task page for a list of the items that should be included in the travel schedule.
  • After all of the information has been collected, the group must now create aspects that deal with the travel agency and the travel plans for the family while in Greece. 

  • As an entire group, you will formally create the following:

  • A name and any information about your group's travel agency.  You will design the ad using poster board provided by the teacher.
  • A travel brochure, highlighting any information about Greece you have found in your research.  Information will include:  a brief history, the people, landmarks, and interesting facts.
  • A travel schedule for the family to follow while on their trip in Greece.

Your group must be prepared to present your findings to the class when all is completed.

  • Choose one of the chapters from the book and re-write that chapter as a diary entry.

Extra Links for Italy

Rome tour and accommodations sites and money exchange rates



Using the genre chart below examine the characteristics of each genre, fables, fairy tales etc. Using the blank chart, please examine the novel I am David, and determine the type of genre the novel reflects. Provide an explanation for your decision. 




Sites to visit



Copenhagen-capital of Denmark 

All travel Denmark

 Visit Denmark

 wiki travel Denmark


Blackline Masters

Understanding societies.doc




Imagery is the use of vivid description, usually rich in sensory words, to create pictures, or images, in the reader's mind.

Figurative language is the language that uses imagery and such figures of speech as similes, metaphors, and personification.

Creating poetry or a piece of art requires the use of imagery. Think of some imagery words to describe some part of nature: sea, a brook, clouds, a tree, a river, an animal, etc. Find imagery in the novel I am David and list the words in a table such as the following:










Once you have found an appropriate imagery in the text, you are ready to create a postcard.

Useful Links


Travel Italy

Italy travel guide

Visit Greece

Facts about Greece

Conflict and Setting Keeping a Travel Diary.

David’s journey covers several countries. Along the way he meets many people and learns a lot about the world. Working with your discussion group, write a series of diary entries based on the events in I Am David

As you write, keep in mind the events of the story and the conflicts that David faces and stay true to them. Include details about the setting as well as the characters you meet as "David."

I AM Write 2 poems "I Am" based the format provided for you. The first poem is about you as an individual and the second is based on the information you have gained by reading the novel.





I Am David       


 Answer these questions using the paragraph format


1.    Look up the word paranoid. Would you call David paranoid? Explain by giving examples that might explain David's odd behavior.

2.      Throughout life, you will judge your environment by certain reference points, which you have acquired over the years as a result of what you have seen, heard, experienced, and learned. What are David's reference points? How do you know? In what ways will that handicap him in judging what is to come during his trek across Europe?

3.      In the truck, on his way to Salonika, David experiences a moment of intense fear. How does this sudden fear come about? How does David conquer it? Who is Johannes? What does he symbolize? Why does Johannes "stay behind in Salonika"?


4.      Geographically, David has moved from wherever the camp is, to Italy. From where has he moved emotionally?

Use Three Point Approach Graphic Organizer and complete the form using 3 words.

arancia - apfelsinen  - intricate  - passionate- repulsive  -   thicket  -   possessed   


 Point of Reference:

something to refer to: something to which somebody can refer in order to check direction or progress, as a guide to action or conduct, or as an aid to understanding or communication