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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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Call of the Wild: Themes of the Novel
Jack London includes a great deal about the relationship between nature and civilization in his book The Call of the Wild. Ask your class members to examine this theme through discussion and writing. The resource includes quotes to focus...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Fire of London Edition
A baker left a cooker on and caused the great fire of london in 1666. To quiz kids on this epic event, you can play this version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. They'll be challenged with thirteen questions. Interactive game play is a...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Crane, London, and Literary Naturalism
Young scholars identify the key characteristics that comprise American literary naturalism in Jack London's "To Build a Fire" and Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat." For this naturalism analysis lesson, students identify characteristics of...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Investigating Jack London's White Fang: Nature and Culture Detectives
Students explore images of the Klondike and read Jack London's White Fang to become culture and nature detectives. In this novel analysis lesson, students analyze the setting of the novel and the ways London portrays nature and culture....
7th - 9th Science
Knowledge or Instinct? Jack London's "To Build a Fire"
Students closely read " To Build a Fire," to explore the use of narrative point of view and debate the distinction between knowledge and instinct. The elements of literary naturalism and how they relate to Jack London's work is examined...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Call of the Wild by Jack London: Fun Trivia Quiz
Online quizzes can be fun for testing reading comprehension, so your class may enjoy these 15 questions on London's Call of the Wild. However, keep in mind that these Fun Trivia quizzes can be made by anyone, so the educational merit may...
8th - 10th English Language Arts