Ok, I admit it. I've never read all the way through Robinson Crusoe. I have CliffNote'd it in school, but never taken the book and simply enjoyed reading for the sake of reading.
I'm gathering goodies to use for a novel study with the children. There was a television series year before last or so based loosely on the book. We enjoyed the Netflix movies when we got them, but I doubt there is a strong similarity to the actual Defoe novel.
Here's where I'm at so far -- I will be adding ideas and resources to this same post as I really get into the unit and plan things out more, so check back. I will link it in the side bar for easier access.
Heart of Wisdom's Lesson Plans
Robinson Crusoe & Island of Despair mini study
Reading A to Z site's Robinson Crusoe
An Island Survivor unit