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In this fire fighting activity, students read about the fires that occurred in 17th century England. Students read about the equipment used to fight fires during the period.
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. Students conduct in-depth character analysis and analyze omniscient point of view. Students write an essay about the point of view for the story.
In this London activity and progress test worksheet, students respond to a total of 16 short answer, multiple choice, matching, and fill in the blank questions pertaining to London.
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, 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. Students write an essay of comparison.
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.
Students explore images of the Klondike and read Jack London's White Fang to become culture and nature detectives. For this novel analysis lesson, students analyze the setting of the novel and the ways London portrays nature and culture. Students analyze images from the Klondike and complete assessment activities in the form of a writing assignment, write a letter from the Klondike, or write from the perspective of White Fang.
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.
Learners analyze "To Build a Fire" by Jack London and "The Open boat" by Stephen Crane. They write an essay in which they compare and contrast the narrators and plots in each story.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Rowling's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this Great Fire of London study guide learning exercise, students read about the 1666 event. Students read 5 sections of information and examine pictures that summarize 5 days of the event.
In this let's talk about London worksheet, students match 14 pictures of London landmarks with their names, then answer 18 conversation cards with questions about life in London.
Students examine how a community works together to protect them from fire. They work together to design a functional tool that could be helpful in fighting fires. They share their tool with the class.
In this English worksheet, students read "London Police Shoot to Kill," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Students 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. Students film the fire flies and quantify the duration of the light stimulus.
Learners examine the relationship of man and nature in "To Build a Fire" and discuss the juxtaposition of knowledge and instinct. They investigate third person, omniscient point of view.
Bring this lesson plan 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 plan has connections to other short stories, such as "The Most Dangerous Game," and even cross-curricular applications to earth science, biology, and geology.
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. If a picture tell 1000 words than this presentation says a mouthful.
High schoolers read London's "To Build a Fire" and Crane's "The Open Boat" and compare and contrast the authors' style as they explore the genre known as American literary naturalism.
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.
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. Students collaborate in small groups to create a short play from one of the stories which they act out in class.