I’ve posted this activity in hopes that it will help young readers of Dawn Drums to synthesize information they’ve acquired and reflect upon both the story and the history it relates. This group assignment asks students to select and share key quotations from the entire book. It could serve as a useful introduction to further research. Please modify activity as you will to suit your own classroom needs. Your students may wish to choose and add quotations of their own. Mrs. Reed and her students at Chalone Peaks Middle School helped me to develop and refine this assignment. They did a great job with it.