Read or re-read "Hatchet".
Have an imaginary conversation with author Gary Paulsen. What would you talk to him about? What would you ask him?
Based on descriptions in this book and in "Hatchet", determine the approximate area where Brian would have been stranded. Is it really as isolated as it sounds in the book?
Try some freeze dried food. How does it taste?
If you were going to dream of food, what do you think you would dream of?
Search newspapers for survival stories.
Teens in the Wild
Research and see if you can find actual accounts where a teen has survived alone in the wild.
Find some good resources on bears. What do they eat? How do they live? Do they attack humans, and if so, why?
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