Chapter 15 - A Pirate Steals a Visit Home

Open-Response Questions from Packet

  1. Do you think it was wrong of Tom not to tell anyone he was alive? Why or why not? Would you have done the same thing if you were Tom? Explain your answer.

Depression and suicide in the United States is a major problem for young people. While Tom does not commit suicide or even consider it, the ramifications on his family are similar. Do some on-line research to find out the statistics and problems associated with teenage depression and suicide. Share what you learn in the discussion.

Teen Depression Organization
Teen Health on Depression
American Psychiatric Association on Suicide
Teen Health on Suicide