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Knowledge or Instinct? Jack London's "To Build a Fire"
Students read Jack London's "To Build a Fire" and analyze the distinction between knowledge and instinct. In this literary analysis lesson, students examine the relationship between man and nature in the story and discuss London's juxtaposition of knowledge and instinct.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 7 Views 25 Downloads
Crane, London, and Literary Naturalism
Students identify the key characteristics that comprise American literary naturalism in Jack London's "To Build a Fire" and Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat." In this naturalism analysis lesson plan, students identify characteristics of the genre in American literary naturalism, conduct in-depth character analysis for the stories, and compare and contrast the two writers' styles.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Studying "To Build A Fire" by Jack London
Your advanced middle school and high school readers explore plot structure by analyzing a classic Jack London story "To Build a Fire." Class members identify setting, characters, and plot. They participate in a discussion about the themes in the story and answer study questions in preparation for a homework assignment in which they write about how they would survive on a deserted island.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 128 Downloads
Investigating Jack London's White Fang: Nature and Culture Detectives
Learners explore images of the Klondike and read Jack London's White Fang to become culture and nature detectives. In this novel analysis activity, students analyze the setting of the novel and the ways London portrays nature and culture.
7th - 9th Science 6 Views 9 Downloads
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.
9th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Light My Fire ...Fly
High schoolers examine fire flies. They measure the frequency of light stimulus used by communicating fire flies. Students explore the concept of organisms using light to communicate. High schoolers film the fire flies and quantify the duration of the light stimulus.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Hubris Lesson Plan
Bring this lesson on hubris to your short story unit. After reading Jack London's "To Build a Fire," young readers discuss the role of hubris in the protagonist's death. The lesson has connections to other short stories, such as "The Most Dangerous Game," and even cross-curricular applications to earth science, biology, and geology.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 32 Downloads
Life in a Big Urban City in the Gilded Age
While this presentation is not heavy in text it more than makes up for it with the telling images of life in New York at the turn of the century. Use as a supplemental lecture tool when covering immigration, tenements, Shirtwaist Workers, Shirtwaist Fire, and the effects of that fire.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 33 Downloads
Nature and Culture Detectives: Investigating Jack London's White Fang
Students define and examine in context the difference between nature and culture. They analyze ways in which London portrays nature and culture throughout White Fang. Students explore images from the Klondike in general and London's Klondike setting in particular as the borderland between the great nature/culture divide.
8th - 10th Language Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads
Through Time London Reinforcing Activity
Students explore world history by analyzing a book with their classmates. In this playwriting lesson, students read the book Through Time London: From Roman Capital to Olympic City and define the stories, characters and settings in the book.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads