Everything you need to understand or teach Brian's Hunt by Gary Paulsen.
As the story opens, Brian has set out to spend time in the wilderness. He plans to stay mostly by himself but has promised to work on some school work that he'll be tested on when he returns later to the city. Brian is sixteen years old and could have simply dropped out of school at this point but has discovered an incredible thirst for learning. He no longer is satisfied with simply memorizing facts in order to pass a test but now really wants to learn.
Brian's life and thoughts have been shaped by an event two years earlier when he was only fourteen. He'd been the only passenger on a small plane when the pilot died and the plane crashed in the Canadian wilderness. Brian recalls how incredibly inept he was at first as he tried to survive with no tools but a hatchet. He remembers...
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