Lesson 1 (from Part 1: “The Wild”)
White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London. First published as a serial in Outing magazine in 1906, the story is set in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the Klondike Gold Rush. The narrator of White Fang is omniscient, which is a challenging choice for a writer when the main characters are animals. Students in this lesson will research Jack London, read Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat,” and analyze and discuss the narrative point of view in the novel.
Research Activity: Allow students time in class to conduct research on author Jack London. How many novels did London write? In what capacity was he involved in social activism? What are common subjects and themes in London’s works?
Reading Assignment: Allow students time in class to read Chapter 1: “The Trail of Meat.” (Alternatively, assign this as a homework assignment prior to the first lesson for...
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