SURVIVAL/ADVENTURE THEME

Brianís Winter and Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

 

 

WEBSITES FOR SURVIVAL

 

Survival/Adventure Sports

http://www.adventuresportsonline.com/

 

The Yukon: Canadaís True North

http://www.touryukon.com/

 

Ten Tips for Wilderness Survival

http://visitmt.com/falcon/wilderness_survival.htm

 

Staying Alive! Thinkquest

http://www.thinkquest.org/library/site_sum.html?tname=20418&url=20418/

 

Wilderness Survival Guide

http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/wilderness/survival/

 

Edible Plants for Survival

http://www.wilderness-survival.net/plants-1.php

 

The Attitude of Survival

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Falls/9200/survival_attitude.html

 

Forest Habitats

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000683.shtml

 

Virtual Hike Through the Catskills Mountains

http://www.catskillcenter.org/

 

Ohio Peregrine Falcons

http://www.ohiodnr.com/wildlife/falcons

 

 

WEBSITES FOR SURVIVAL BOOKS

 

Brianís Winter and Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Synopsis of the Story:Brian's Winter is a sequel to Hatchet. In Brian's Winter, Brian is not saved, and has to deal with the onset of winter. He needs to learn how to hunt, keep warm, and deal with the other animals in the forest. If he doesn't the harsh Canadian winter will kill him.

 

†††† 1.Gary Paulsen:His biography, lesson plans, websites, units.

A survival kit for Grades 5-6.http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/paulsen.htm

 

2.     Learning About Gary Paulsen: Created by a Young Adult Literature Class

††††††††† http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/paulsen.html#Brian's

 

3.     Review of Brianís Winter by Corey T (age 12)

http://www.spaghettibookclub.org/review.php3?review_id=5036

 

4.     Gary Paulsen:Lesson Plans, Teaching Guides, Novel Unit Plans,

Study Guides.

http://www.litplans.com/author.htm?a=Paulsen

 

5.     Hatchet:S.C.O.R.E.San Diego, California

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/hatch/hatchettg.htm

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6.     Hatchet:Writing Prompts from Kennesaw State University

http://www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/schools/bchs/hatchet.htm

 

†††† 7.Hatchet:CIMC Integrated Units

http://libweb.uncc.edu/cimc/integration/Units/Hatchet.htm

 

7.     Regions of Alaska by Thinkquest Kids

http://www.danbury.k12.ct.us/midweb/bms/media_center/kennedy/kennedy2.html

 

8.     Brianís Winter:Webquest

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/98webquests/student/svirginiacarter/ASilusalingeruntWinter.html

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9.     North Carolina Lesson Plans for Brianís Winter

http://www.learnnc.org/learnnc/lessonp.nsf/0/43F9F0FD30551A8185256B540004EA46?opendocument

 

 

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

 

1.     Literature Learning Ladders:Internet Connections, Webquests,

Lesson Plans, Science Connections

http://eduscapes.com/newbery/60b.html

 

2.     My Side of the Mountain:S.C.O.R.E. San Diego, California

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/myside/mysidetg.html

3.     Teacher View:Synopsis and Activities††††† http://www.eduplace.com/tview/pages/m/My_Side_of_the_Mountain_Jean_Craighead_George.html

 

4.Questions on the Book

††††† http://www.kathimitchell.com/myside.htm

 

5.     CIMC Integrated Units

http://libweb.uncc.edu/cimc/integration/Units/MySideMt.htm

 

6.     Thinkquest

http://library.thinkquest.org/5444/mysidmounpage.html

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7.     My Side of the Mountain:Clear Fork Elementary Internet

Activities

http://www.lockhartisd.org/~elemresource/teachers/sschnautz/mysidefu.html

 

8.     My Side of the Mountain Online Project

http://www-br.beth.k12.pa.us/dmarek/class_project.htm

 

9.     Questions For Students

http://www.mcps.org/ces/resources/ney/novels/mountain.pdf

 

10.  Traipsing to My Side of the Mountain: Activities, Power point

http://www.thesolutionsite.com/lpnew_bin/UI_Metadata/public/882

 

 

 

 

BOOK REPORT ASSIGNMENTS (Student Choice)

 

1.     Written Response:Write up a magazine interview with the

characters in the book.

 

2.     Drama Response:Do a take-off on the old television show, ďThis is

Your LifeĒ.

 

3.     Artistic Response:Create a game complete with a playing board and

directions on survival in the wilderness.

 

 

WRITING PRACTICE IN THE CLASSROOM

 

The Write Site:Preparing Students for Middle School Writing from Kennesaw State University

http://www.writesite.org/

 

 

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