Instructional Video

The Call of the Wild

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Jack London's books feature male characters, but that doesn't mean they're just for boys! Chelsea Clinton and Shanna Peeples discuss the underlying messages of love and sacrifice in The Call of the Wild, as well as the conflict of man versus nature.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Show the video at the beginning of a novel unit; encourage learners to find evidence to support the themes from the video
  • Prompt students to create their own review of a book using the video as an example
Classroom Considerations
  • Includes spoilers for the end of the book
  • Part of The Great American Read Project, which includes a voting opportunity that has since closed
  • Provides closed captions for easier viewing
  • Emphasizes the themes of the book
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