The Black Stallion Theme

Updated: 5/19/2017
The Black Stallion Theme
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Black Stallion Lesson Plans

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

Alec Ramsey boards the Drake after two months visiting his Uncle Ralph in India. On his way to England, the Drake stops at a small port in Arabia where a glistening black, wild stallion is boarded onto the ship. As the Drake travels south of Spain, a sea storm hits; lightning strikes the ship and the passengers board the lifeboats in a panic. Alec frees the stallion, whom he calls, the Black, and both are left floating in the water as the Drake sinks to the bottom of the ocean. Alec notices a rope still attached to the horse’s neck, and he grabs on, thinking that he’d rather die with the horse than alone. The Black swims with the waves until they arrive on land.
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The Black Stallion

Storyboard Description

The Black Stallion Theme

Storyboard Text

  • SURVIVAL
  • EXAMPLE 1
  • EXAMPLE 2
  • EXAMPLE 3
  • FRIENDSHIP
  • “If the stallion was alive, he was going to set him free and give him his chance to fight for life.”
  • “He only knew that he had had his choice of remaining in the water alone or being pulled by the Black. If he was to die, he would rather die with the mighty stallion than alone.”
  • How will we get him on board?
  • The Black saved my life. I can't leave him behind!
  • “The days passed and the boy strove desperately to find food to keep himself alive; he caught only one more fish - it would be impossible for him to depend upon the sea for his living.”
  • “He put the sugar in the palm of his hand and hesitantly held it out to the stallion.”
  • “You just have to take us both, Captain! I can’t leave him!”
  • “Alec took his handkerchief and wrapped it around the Black’s leg to try to stop the bleeding.”