by Christie Schulz, Ridgewood School

This is a web-quest designed for students who read the Indian in the Cupboard novel and teachers who are looking for extended activities to go with the theme of the book. It is designed with students around the fourth grade in mind. The activities in this quest are designed to take longer periods of time to complete.

Introduction

We have been reading The Indian in the Cupboard, but do you really understand what an author has to research before beginning to write a novel? Are you completely familiar with the time and place in which this story happened? We are going to use the Web to research one of the topics which Lynne Reid Banks had to research in order to write this wonderful novel.