Call Of The Wild 2008

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Call Of The Wild 2008

  1. 1. The Call of the Wild Jack London
  2. 2. Alaska Gold Rush <ul><li>Gold first struck in 1849 by a Russian mining engineer! </li></ul><ul><li>People flocked to Alaska to strike it rich! </li></ul><ul><li>It was a really tough road to travel, as you can see in the following pictures. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Yukon Territory <ul><li>Towns: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skagway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dawson City </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geographical info: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chilkoot Trail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Bennett </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big and Little Salmon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pelly Mountains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yukon River </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Yukon Images
  5. 5. Chilkoot Trail, 1896
  6. 6. White Pass Trail, 1898
  7. 7. Winter Camping in the Yukon
  8. 8. Charles Darwin <ul><li>He came up with a few crazy ideas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survival of the Fittest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When he started college, he planned to become a doctor…but became a taxidermist instead. </li></ul><ul><li>He was also thinking about joining the Church as a clergyman </li></ul>
  9. 9. Charles Darwin <ul><li>He took a voyage to islands around South America on a ship called the HMS Beagle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is the trip on which he gathered a lot of his information that lead to his theories about nature and evolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His father almost didn’t let him go because he thought it was a waste of time. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Survival of the Fittest <ul><li>Natural selection conceived of as a struggle for life in which only those organisms best adapted to existing conditions are able to survive and reproduce. </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of traits would make an organism superior… </li></ul>
  11. 11. Survival of the Fittest <ul><li>In the desert? </li></ul><ul><li>In the jungle? </li></ul><ul><li>In Alaska? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Transportation…Dogs! <ul><li>They were one of the few animals that could hack it up in the north country. </li></ul><ul><li>Travelers would buy teams of dogs to help them get through the months long journey through the Yukon territory. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on this picture, what things would you have to keep in mind while traveling this way? </li></ul>

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