Learning Target: How does Jack London use the setting of the story to create the tone?
· “It certainly was cold”
· “He would have to build a fire”
· “The numbness in his cheeks and fingers surprised him”
· Answer: Why does the author repeat these things? What is the purpose? (10 points)
Please listen to the next 10 minutes of the story “To Build a Fire”
Or read pages 5-8 here:
- CLASS NOTES:
- Alaska – 49th state “Seward’s Folly”
- Yukon territory – northern tundra – frozen earth
- Resources: Gold, oil, timber = %bodylt;/span>
- Demands rigorous survival skills
- Winter – dark all day
- Summer – light all night
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXxRcXHI_tI Winter Solstice in Alaska – Fairbanks – time lapse video of a ‘day’ in two minutes. The sun barely rises above the horizon.
Winter Solstice in Alaska:
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