The End of an Era: Nantucket’s Whaling Decline

Through this lesson, students will explore the decline of Nantucket’s whaling industry, as well as this decline’s effect on the island itself. Students will investigate the major factors that caused the decline of whaling and their impact on the people of Nantucket through group research and presentations.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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