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Freedom and Individuality: Jack London
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Freedom and Individuality: Jack London

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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout
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Common Core State Standards
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About This Lesson

What should we think of self-reliant, enterprising, risk-taking individuals? Reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence by reading Jack London's short story, "To Build a Fire"(pdf below). Visit the following links for additional resources, including a study guide, biographical information and a video series of editors Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass discussing the story with scholar William Schambra. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2 , RL.9-10.3

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Jack_London,_To_Build_a_Fire_-_Short_Story.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
February 12, 2020
330.81 KB

To_Build_a_Fire_Study_Guide.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
February 12, 2020
563.48 KB

Standards

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

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