To Build A Fire

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To Build A Fire

  1. 1. To Build A Fire Jack London (1902) Powerpoint Presentation by Susan Miller
  2. 2. Yukon Territory <ul><ul><li>You are a visitor to the Yukon. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The territory is unknown to you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The temperature is fifty degrees below zero. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What three things would you want with you to help you survive the freezing temperatures? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Questions For Thought <ul><ul><li>Your alone in a wilderness you don't know. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you think a guide or a map would be handy? Why? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Vocabulary <ul><ul><li>Intangable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Niggerheads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monotonosly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crypts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poignant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Threshing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allegance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appeasingly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mincingly </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Things To Think About <ul><ul><li>List at least three things the traveler does wrong? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What sort of foreshadowing do you get from the discriptions of the dog? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you think will happen to the traveler? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Traveling Concerns <ul><li>Being alone in the wilderness raises lots of concerns. In what order would you look to satisfy your survival needs? Food, water, fire, shelter. Which is the most urgent? Why? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions For Thought <ul><li>What person or thing would you miss the most from home? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your most comforting item? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Get Ready To Discover <ul><ul><li>We will break into 4 groups of 4-5. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each group will take one topic to research on the Internet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will spend the rest of class & the next two days researching & preparing to share what you've discovered with your classmates. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Assignment <ul><li>Find as much information as you can in two days. You will present your findings to class. You may use any means to display and present your information. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Assignment Topics <ul><li>Author - Jack London </li></ul><ul><li>The Yukon Territory </li></ul><ul><li>Frostbite </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothermia </li></ul><ul><li>Wilderness Survival </li></ul><ul><li>Emergancy Prepardness </li></ul><ul><li>Snow Travel </li></ul>

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