A Research Guide for Students by I Lee

Understanding "The Call of the Wild"
A Novella by Jack London

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Resources on The Call of the Wild   from Amazon.com

Jack London, 1876-1916, Author of The Call of the Wild  - Portraits & Biography

The Call of the Wild  eBook, eText or Online Text, Index & Concordance

Analysis, Critique, Reviews, and General Resources on Jack London/ Call of the Wild

Study Guides on The Call of the Wild

Lesson Plans and Webquests on The Call of the Wild

Film, Movie, Drama, Video, Audio, Images, Music Sites on The Call of the Wild

Student Projects on The Call of the Wild

Special Topics Related to The Call of the Wild,  e.g. Klondike Gold Rush

Miscellaneous Sites on Jack London and/or The Call of the Wild  including Games, Poems, Quizzes, Quotations, Organizations

Links to other The Call of the Wild  Web Sites

Note: Some topics may be overlapped.


What is the difference between a Novel and a Novella?

Difference between a Novel and a Novella - "A novella is a narrative work of prose fiction longer than a novelette but shorter than a novel." From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also: What Is a Novella? Good Short Novels: How Short is a Short Novel? Definitions from Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA):
● Novel: a work of 40,000 words or more.
● Novella: a work of at least 17,500 words but under 40,000 words.
● Novelette: a work of at least 7,500 words but under 17,500 words.
● Short story: a work of under 7,500 words.


Resources from Amazon.com

Call of the Wild:
A Unit Plan
(Litplans on CD)
(CD-ROM)
by Mary B. Collins

<i>Call of the Wild</i>: A Unit Plan (Litplans on CD) (CD-ROM) by Mary B. Collins, Based on the book by Jack London
Jack London:
An American Original
(Oxford Portraits)
(Library Binding)
by Rebecca Stefoff

Jack London: An American Original (Oxford Portraits) (Library Binding) by Rebecca Stefoff

The Call of the Wild
(Scholastic Classics)
(Paperback)
by Jack London


<i>The Call of the Wild</i> (Scholastic Classics) (Paperback) by Jack London
Spark Notes
Jack London's
The Call of the Wild
(Paperback)
by SparkNotes Editors


Spark Notes <i>The Call of the Wild</i> by Jack London, (Paperback), Notes by SparkNotes Editors
Call of the Wild (1975)
DVD from
Good Times Video
Starring:
Charlton Heston
Michéle Mercier
Director:
Ken Annakin
Rating: PG


<i>Call of the Wild</i> (1975) DVD from Good Times Video, Starring: Charlton Heston, Michéle Mercier, Director: Ken Annakin, Rating: PG
Jack London's
The Call of the Wild
(Webster's Chinese-Simplified
Thesaurus Edition)
(Paperback) for ESL,
TOEFL & AP
Test Preparation,
by ICON Reference


Jack London's <i>The Call of the Wild</i> (Webster's Chinese-Simplified Thesaurus Edition) (Paperback) for ESL, TOEFL & AP Test Preparation, by ICON Reference
Jack London:
Novels and Stories:
Call of the Wild
White Fang
The Sea-Wolf
Klondike
and Other Stories
(Library of America)
(Hardcover)
by Jack London

Jack London : Novels and Stories : <i>Call of the Wild / White Fang / The Sea-Wolf / Klondike</i> and Other Stories by Jack London (Library of America)

The Call of the Wild:
Dog of the Yukon
(1997) (VHS)
Starring:
Rutger Hauer
Bronwen Booth
Director:
Peter Svatek
Rating: PG


<i>The Call of the Wild</i> - Dog of the Yukon (1997) (VHS) Starring: Rutger Hauer, Bronwen Booth, Director: Peter Svatek, Rating: PG
The Call of the Wild
(Whole Story)
(Paperback)
by Jack London (Author)
(With Photos & Maps)
Philippe Jacquin (Author)
Philippe Munch (Author)
David Jacobson (Translator)

<i>The Call of the Wild</i> (Whole Story) (Paperback) 
by Jack London (Author), (With Photos & Maps), Philippe Jacquin (Author), Philippe Munch (Author), David Jacobson (Translator)

The Call of the Wild:
Complete
and Unabridged
(Tor Classics)
(Mass Market
Paperback)
by Jack London


<i>The Call of the Wild</i>: Complete and Unabridged (Tor Classics) (Mass Market Paperback) by Jack London
The Call of the Wild
(Great Illustrated Classics)
(Library Binding)
by Jack London
Illustrator:
Mitsu Yamamoto
Pablo Marcos Studio

<i>The Call of the Wild</i> (Great Illustrated Classics) (Library Binding) by Jack London, Illustrator: Mitsu Yamamoto, Pablo Marcos Studio - abridged, large print with illustrations
The Call of the Wild
(Library Edition)
[Audiobook, CD, Unabridged]
[Audio CD]
by Jack London,
Narrator:
Patrick Girard Lawlor


The Call of the Wild (Library Edition) [Audiobook, CD, Unabridged] [Audio CD] Jack London (Author), Patrick Girard Lawlor (Reader), Patrick Lawlor (Narrator)
Jack London's
(aka John Griffith London's)
The Call of the Wild:
A Study Guide from
Gale's Novels for Students
(Volume 08, Chapter 3)
[DOWNLOAD: PDF]
(Digital)

Jack London's (aka John Griffith London's) <i>The Call of the Wild</i>: A Study Guide from Gale's Novels for Students (Volume 08, Chapter 3) [DOWNLOAD: PDF] (Digital)
The Call of the Wild
(Kingfisher Classics)
(Hardcover)
by Jack London
Foreword by
Jean Craighead George
Illustrated by
Andrew Davidson

<i>The Call of the Wild</i> (Kingfisher Classics) (Hardcover) by Jack London, Jean Craighead George (Foreword), Andrew Davidson (Illustrator)
Call of the Wild
Moby Dick
White Fang
Children's Classics
DVD Not Rated
from Good Times Video

<i>Call of the Wild</i>, Adventures of Young Moby Dick, White Fang - Children's Classics DVD 134 min. Not Rated, from Good Times Video
The Call of the Wild
(The Classic Collection)
[AUDIOBOOK] [CD]
[UNABRIDGED]
(Audio CD)
by Jack London
Roger Dressler (Narrator)

<i>The Call of the Wild</i> (The Classic Collection) [AUDIOBOOK] [CD] [UNABRIDGED] (Audio CD) 
by Jack London, Roger Dressler (Narrator)

Call of the Wild (1975) [DVD]
Starring: Charlton Heston
Michéle Mercier
Director: Ken Annakin
Rating: PG


<i>Call of the Wild</i> (1975) Starring: Charlton Heston, Michéle Mercier. Director: Ken Annakin. Rating: PG
Jack London's
Call of the Wild (1975) [VHS]
Starring: Charlton Heston
Michéle Mercier
Director: Ken Annakin
Rating: PG


Jack London's <i>Call of the Wild</i> (1975) [VHS] Starring: Charlton Heston, Michéle Mercier. Director: Ken Annakin. Rating: PG
Clark Gable in
Jack London's
Call of the Wild (1935)
[Region One USA DVD]
from 20th Century Fox
Director: William Wellman
Rating: Not Rated

Clark Gable in Jack London's <i>Call of the Wild</i> (1935) [Region One USA DVD] from 20th Century Fox. Director: William Wellman. Rating: Not Rated
Jack London's
The Call of the Wild
[ABRIDGED]
[AUDIOBOOK]
[CLASSICAL]
[2 Audio CDs]
Read by Garrick Hagon


Jack London - <i>The Call of the Wild</i> [ABRIDGED] [AUDIOBOOK] [CLASSICAL] [2 Audio CDs] Read by Garrick Hagon

A Guide for Using
The Call of the Wild
in the Classroom
(Paperback)
by Philip Denny


Literature Unit: A Guide for Using <i>The Call of the Wild</i> in the Classroom (Paperback) by Philip Denny, Teacher Created Resources
Readings on
The Call of the Wild
(Literary Companion Series)
(Hardcover)
by Jack London (Author)
Katie De Koster (Editor)


Readings on <i>The Call of the Wild</i>(Literary Companion Series) (Hardcover) by Jack London (Author), Katie De Koster (Editor)

The Call of the Wild
by Jack London
Illustrated by
Martin Gascoigne
(Puffin Classics)
(Paperback)


<i>The Call of the Wild</i> by Jack London, Martin Gascoigne (Illustrator), (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)

The Call of the Wild
(Ultimate Classics)
[UNABRIDGED]
(Audio Cassette)
by Jack London (Author)
Ethan Hawke (Narrator)


<i>The Call of the Wild</i> (Ultimate Classics) [UNABRIDGED] (Audio Cassette) 
by Jack London (Author), Ethan Hawke (Narrator)
The Wit & Wisdom
of Jack London:
A Collection of
Quotations from His
Writing and Letters
(Paperback)
Compendium by
Margie Wilson

The Wit & Wisdom of Jack London: A Collection of Quotations from His Writing and Letters (Paperback) by Jack London, Compendium by Margie Wilson
Understanding
The Call of the Wild:
A Student Casebook
to Issues, Sources, and
Historical Documents
(The Greenwood Press
"Literature in
Context" Series)

Understanding <i>The Call of the Wild</i>: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents (The Greenwood Press
The Call of the Wild
(Aladdin Classics)
(Paperback)
by Jack London (Author)
Gary Paulsen (Foreword)

<i>The Call of the Wild</i> (Aladdin Classics) (Paperback) by Jack London (Author), Gary Paulsen (Foreword)
The Spell of the Yukon
(Hardcover)
by Robert Service
Other poems include:
The Land God Forgot
The Law of the Yukon
The Call of the Wild

The Spell of the Yukon (Hardcover) by Robert Service. Poems include: The Land God Forgot, The Heart of the Sourdough, The Three Voices, The Parson's Son, The Law of the Yukon, <i>The Call of the Wild</i>
The Call of the Wild:
A Naturalistic Romance
(Twayne's
Masterwork Studies)
(Hardcover)
by Jacqueline
Tavernier-Courbin

<i>The Call of the Wild</i> A Naturalistic Romance (Twayne's Masterwork Studies) (Hardcover) by Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin
Jack London's
The Call of the Wild
and White Fang
(Cliffs Notes)
by Samuel J. Umland


Jack London's <i>The Call of the Wild</i> and White Fang (Cliffs Notes) by Samuel J. Umland

Jack London's
The Call of the Wild
for Teachers
by Daniel Dyer


Jack London's <i>The Call of the Wild</i> for Teachers by Daniel Dyer

Glencoe Literature
Library Study Guide:
The Call of the Wild
by Jack London
(Paperback)



Glencoe Literature Library Study Guide: <i>The Call of the Wild</i> by Jack London (Paperback)
Klondike:
Quest for Gold
Episode 1
Watch Theatrical Trailer

Klondike: Quest For Gold Episode 1
Klondike:
Quest for Gold
Episode 2
Watch Theatrical Trailer

Klondike: Quest For Gold Episode 2
Klondike:
Quest for Gold
Episode 3
Watch Theatrical Trailer

Klondike: Quest For Gold Episode 3
The Klondike Quest
A Photographic
Essay/ 1897-1899
by Pierre Berton

Klondike Quest: A Photographic Essay 1897-1899, Hardcover, by Pierre Berton
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Jack London, 1876-1916, Author of The Call of the Wild - Portraits & Biography

Jack London Google image from www.huntington.org/.../JackLondonwingcollar2.jpg
Jack London Google image from www.bibliotecasvirtuales.com/.../JackLondon.jpg
Jack London Google image from img.tfd.com/authors/london.jpg

About the Author: Jack London from Classic Reader. Classic Reader Works by Jack London: Titles in Fiction category, Titles in Non-Fiction category, Titles in Short Stories category.

The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: The Call of the Wild and The Jungle. Short article on Jack London's and Upton Sinclair's Animal and Human Jungles by Jacqueline Tavernier-courbin. "Sinclair was less generous in his appraisal of London, basing his criticism not on the work but on the man. Voicing his own deep-set puritanical nature, he damned London for such sins as smoking, drinking, ..."

Jack London. Brief biography from American Literature. The Jack London Page: Literary Classics and Short Stories for Readers and Writers.

Jack London from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "Jack London, probably born John Griffith Chaney (January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and over fifty other books." Contents include: Personal background, Early life, First marriage (1900-1904), Second marriage, Beauty Ranch (1910-1917), Accusations of plagiarism, Political views, Controversial Views on Race, Death, Works, Short stories, Novels, Nonfiction and autobiographical memoirs, Apocrypha, Jack London Credo, The Scab, Might is Right, Traven, Notes, Novels, Autobiographical memoirs, Nonfiction and essays, Plays, Trivia, External links.

Jack London (1876 - 1916). Biography from The Free Library by Farlex. "Jack London was born in San Francisco. He was deserted by his father, 'Professor' William Henry Chaney, an itinerant astrologer, and raised in Oakland by his mother Flora Wellman, a music teacher and spiritualist. London's stepfather John London, whose surname he took, was a failed storekeeper. London's youth was marked by poverty. ..." Includes Famous quotations by Jack London.

Jack London. Books and biography from Read Print, your free online library.

Jack [John Griffith] London. "John Griffith London (1876-1916) was born in San Francisco of an unmarried mother of wealthy background, Flora Wellman. His father may have been William Chaney, a journalist, lawyer, and major figure in the development of American astrology ... As an adolescent, the boy adopted the name of Jack. He worked at various hard labor jobs, pirated for oysters on San Francisco Bay, served on a fish patrol to capture poachers, sailed the Pacific on a sealing ship, joined Kelly's Army of unemployed working men, hoboed around the country, and returned to attend high school at age 19 ..."

Jack London - Biography and Works from Literature Network, with e-text links to Jack London's Fiction, Short Stories, Poetry, and more.

Jack London Book Collection from Utah State University. "The author of such classics as Call of the Wild and White Fang, London led a life that was even more adventuresome than the characters he created. ... Included in that collection is a complete set of first editions of Jack London's books ... exhibit features an image of the cover and title page of each book as well as London's inscription and photograph. The pictures range from vacation snapshots to family portraits to pin-up photos of London himself."

Jack London - his life and books from Sonoma State Historic Park. "Jack London fought his way up out of the factories and waterfront dives of West Oakland to become the highest paid, most popular novelist and short story writer of his day. He wrote passionately and prolifically about the great questions of life and death, the struggle to survive with dignity and integrity, and he wove these elemental ideas into stories of high adventure based on his own firsthand experiences at sea, or in Alaska, or in the fields and factories of California." Includes photo of Jack London at age 8 with his dog Rollo.

Jack London's Grave Site. Includes photo of Jack and Charmian London's grave. "... on November 26, 1916, in a silent ceremony, Charmian London placed her husband's ashes on the chosen knoll under a large lava rock. After she passed away in 1955, Charmian's ashes were also laid to rest under the rock."

London, Jack. Brief biography from The Free Dictionary by Farlex. "London, Jack (John Griffith London), 1876-1916, American author, b. San Francisco. The illegitimate son of an astrologer and a Welsh farm girl, he had a poverty-stricken childhood, brought up by his mother and her husband, John London. ..."

Who Was Jack London? From Wordsworth Publishing. An Overview, Jack London ... the Writer, the Sailor, the Gold Prospector, the Rancher, plus A Chronology of Jack London's Life.

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The Call of the Wild  eBook, eText or Online Text, & Concordance

The Call of the Wild by Jack London - Project Gutenberg. Download this ebook for free. Note Copyright Status: Not copyrighted in the United States. If you live elsewhere, check the laws of your country before downloading this ebook. Other online etexts:
London, Jack. The Call of the Wild from Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Project Gutenberg Release #215 (1995) from The Online Books Page by John Mark Ockerbloom, a digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Call of the Wild eText. Chapters I to VII in Printable Version or Download PDF, from enotes.com.
Bibliomania.com: The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Full text and plot summary.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1876-1916). Etext from About.com with links to other Literature e-texts.
Call of the Wild by Jack London. eBook from Read Print, your free online library.

The Call of the Wild (London). Etext of Chapters I to VII from Wikisource.

Jack London: The Call of the Wild. Etext from The Free Library by Farlex.

Jack London: The Call of the Wild. Etext from Literature Page. Table of Contents: The Call of the Wild (Fiction, 1903, 84 pages).

The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Etext from World Wide School. Read "Terms" before downloading ebook.
The Call of the Wildby Jack London. Read Books Online, for Free, from Page by Page BooksTM.

Concordance: London, Jack: Call of the Wild from The Victorian Literary Studies Archive: Hyper-Concordance.

Jack London: The Call of the Wild. Serialized in The Saturday Evening Post, June 20-July 18, 1903. Site maintained by Roy Tennant and Clarice Stasz, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.
Chapter 1: Into the Primitive
Chapter 2: The Law of Club and Fang
Chapter 3: The Dominant Primordial Beast
Chapter 4: Who Has Won To Mastership
Chapter 5: The Toil of Trace and Trail
Chapter 6: For the Love of a Man
Chapter 7: The Sounding of the Call.

The Call of the Wild (Serialized in The Saturday Evening Post, June 20 - July 18, 1903) by Jack London, with cover image provided by a photo taken by Bill Faulk, from the Young Readers American Classics Library. Comment from Aaron Ezis of Ezis Web Authoring Services: "The Call of the Wild by Jack London is in the range of 6-8 graders everywhere, although bright 3-6 graders will enjoy it."

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Analysis, Critique, Reviews, and General Resources on Jack London/Call of the Wild

The Call of Jack London. Essay by Jeremiah Creedon from the Utne Reader.

The Call of the Wild: Preface, 100 Years of Criticism. Essay by Henry Veggian, PhD, University of Pittsburgh.

The Call of the Wild reviews from the nation's top critics and audiences at Rotten Tomatoes.

The Call of the Wild, White Fang & To Build a Fire (Modern Library) by Jack London from Powells.com. Very brief Synopses & Reviews. See also: Call of the Wild (Dover Thrift Edition) by Jack London. Publisher's Comment and brief Synopsis.

Feel call of the wild at Jack London Park by Bob Ehlert, Sacramento Bee, from desecretnews.com. "Jack London's life was a meteor that entered the atmosphere with such speed and ferocity, it's no wonder there was nothing left but ashes at his grave. ..."

The Jack London Page. Literary Classics and Short Stories for Readers and Writers. eTexts to Jack London's three novels: White Fang, The Sea Wolf, The Call of the Wild, and his short stories.

Jack London's Golden State. From Esther Lombardi, About.com.

LibraryThing: The Call of the Wild by Jack London. 9 book reviews by members. LibraryThing connects people who read the same things.

Naturalism Presented in The Call of the Wild by Xiaofen Zhang, Dezhou University, Dezhou, China. "Jack London (1876-1916) was one of the most popular American writers of his time and regarded as one of the greatest naturalist novelists of America. He was deeply influenced by Darwin's ideas of constant struggle in nature and 'the survival of the fittest'. He showed his philosophy of naturalism completely in The Call of the Wild."

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Study Guides on The Call of the Wild

BookRags: Call of the Wild Study Guide consists of approx. 76 pages of summaries and analysis. Contents include the following excerpts:
Author / Context
Plot Summary
● Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Chapters 1 - 7, Characters, Setting, Social Concerns, Social Sensitivity, Techniques, Literary Qualities, Themes, Style, Historical Context, Critical Overview, Criticism, Critical Essays #1, #2, #3, Media Adaptations, and more.

The Call of the Wild: Information from Answers.com.

Call of the Wild - a novella by American writer Jack London, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Plot summary, Literary significance & criticism, Film, TV or theatrical adaptations, Japan Anime Call of the Wild.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London- In a Nutshell from Shmoop.com. Check out: The Call of the Wild Symbolism, The Call of the Wild Setting, The Call of the Wild Trivia.

Call of the Wild by Jack London: Vocabulary. Words (100 total words) listed in order of appearance by chapter. Classic Texts: Vocabulary from Call of the Wild by Jack London gathered by Jan and Carey Cook for Vocabulary University®.

The Call of the Wild - Student Study Guide - Jack London. Created by Brian Thornton. Chapter by chapter questions. All answers must be in sentence form.

The Call of the Wild - Student Study Guide - Jack London by Brian Thornton, Capo Creations, Haileybury, Ontario, Canada. Chapters 1-7: Questions, Vocabulary, and Enrichment. Note: Not to be used or copied in any manner without specific written consent of the publisher.

The Call of the Wild Summary from Shmoop.com.

CliffsNotes: The Call of the Wild - Jack London - Book Summary and Study Guide. Contents:
Biography of Jack London

Character List

Summary and Analysis. Chapter 1: Into the Primitive, Chapter 2: The Law of Club and Fang, Chapter 3: The Dominant Primordial Beast, Chapter 4: Who Has Won to Mastership, Chapter 5: The Toil of Trace and Trail, Chapter 6: For the Love of a Man, Chapter 7: The Sounding of the Call

Study Help - Quiz, Essay Questions, Practice Projects.

The Glencoe Literature Library - Study Guide for The Call of the Wild by Jack London - in PDF, 22 pages. Student assignment sheets from Glencoe McGraw-Hill. Contents include: Meet Jack London, Introducing the Novel, Map of Alaska and the Yukon Territory, Active Reading, Vocabulary Preview, Relating Call of the Wild to With Age, How Do the Animals Fare? by Sherry Joe Crosby, from Sled Dogs by Elizabeth Ring, The Animal Mind by James L. Gould and Carol Grant Gould, and The Cat That Walked by Himself by Rudyard Kipling.

GradeSaver: ClassNote on Call of the Wild. Contents include:
About Jack London
About Call of the Wild
Character List
Major Themes
● Glossary of Terms
Short Summary
Full Summary and Analysis
● Summary and Analysis of Chapter 1: Into the Primitive
● Summary and Analysis of Chapter 2: The Law of Club and Fang
● Summary and Analysis of Chapter 3: The Dominant Primordial Beast
● Summary and Analysis of Chapter 4: Who Has Won to Mastership
● Summary and Analysis of Chapter 5: The Toil of Trace and Trail
● Summary and Analysis of Chapter 6: For the Love of a Man
● Summary and Analysis of Chapter 7: The Sounding of the Call
● Related Links, Suggested Essay Questions
The Klondike Gold Rush
● Test Yourself! Quizzes 1 - 4
E-Text of Call of the Wild
● Forum.

The Literature Network - Call of the Wild by Jack London Study Guide: Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
About Jack London - Biography and Works
E-Text for Chapters 1-7
Literature Network Forum on Call of the Wild.

Schmoop.com - The Call of the Wild by Jack London: Analysis, summary, chapter-by-chapter, themes, characters, notes, study questions, literature.

SparkNotes: The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Contents:
Context - Jack London Biography
Plot Overview - Summary of Call of the Wild
Character List
Analysis of Major Characters
Themes, Motifs & Symbols
● Chapter I: Into the Primitive
● Chapter II: The Law of Club and Fang
● Chapter III: The Dominant Primordial Beast
● Chapter IV: Who Has Won to Mastership
● Chapter V: The Toil of Trace and Trail
● Chapter VI: For the Love of a Man
● Chapter VII: The Sounding of the Call
Important Quotations Explained
Key Facts
● Study Questions & Essay Topics
● Quiz
● Suggestions for Further Reading.

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Lesson Plans and Webquests on The Call of the Wild

Answer the Call of the Wild by Louanne Doyle. In this unit students will be introduced to the Klondike Gold Rush, dog sled racing, and Jack London's The Call of the Wild. (ZUNAL provides a free service for Preservice and Inservice teachers).

Call of the Wild Webquest: Building Background Knowledge by Dixie Boschee, Spring 2004.

Call of the Wild Webquest powered by Google sites. Diary of an Adventure. Can you survive and prosper, or will the Yukon claim another dreamer? Introduction, Task , Process, Resources, Conclusion.

Call of the Wild Webquest from Mr. Coward's Seventh Grade English. Webquest for The Call of the Wild Teacher Page.

Call of the Wild WebQuest by Mr. Leckrone's English Classes.

The Call of the Wild Webquest by Sara Casassa. This web quest will familiarize students with the Yukon, Jack London and other relevant background information and history related to The Call of the Wild. Grade Level: 6-8. Curriculum: English / Language Arts. Keywords: Jack London, Yukon, sled dogs, The Call of the Wild, goldrush.

Call of the Wild Webquest from TeacherWeb. Standards, Introduction, Task, Process, Evaluation, Conclusion, Role1, Role2, Role3, Role4.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Theme: Surviving in the Wild for Grades 7-8, from ClassZone.com Language Arts: Novel Guides. Theme Openers, Crosscurricular Activities, Research Assignments.

Call of the Wild Adventure Webquest. Designed by Denise LaVell, edited by S. Feniello and L. Tokarczyk. With permission by L. Tokarczyk, this WebQuest was Adapted and Re-edited by C. Randall (4/2/08).

The Call of the Wild Webquest. Includes Librivox Podcasts of The Call of the Wild.

Call of the Wild Webquest: Building Background Knowledge - in PDF, 2 pages designed for middle school students by Dixie L. Boschee, University of Minnesota, Spring 2004.

Call of the Wild Literature Unit. Activities, vocabulary, review quizzes for Grades 6-9, from edHelper.com.

Evaluating The Call of the Wild by Susan Moxley. Introduction, Task, Resources, Process, Evaluation, Conclusion.

Jack London's The Call of the Wild: "Nature Faker"? Lesson plan for Grades 6-8, from EDSITEment.

A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of Jack London's The Call of the Wild - in PDF, 17 pages by Jim Cope and Wendy Cope, Professors of English, Kennesaw State University. Contents: Introduction, Prereading Activities, List of Characters, Synopsis of the Novel and Teaching Suggestions for Chapters 1-7: Discussion Questions, Vocabulary, Activities, Quotations, plus Extended Learning.

Webquest for The Call of the Wild: Diary of an Adventure. Can you survive and prosper, or will the Yukon claim another dreamer? Teacher Page by Mr. Coward. This webquest is intended for middle school students.

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Film, Movie, Drama, Video, Audio, Images, Music Sites on The Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild Movie Review by Justin Felix. "This version of Call of the Wild follows Miles Challenger, a 15-year-old boy out in the Yukon who becomes enamored with a sled dog named Buck. At the start of the film, Buck is up for auction, and while Miles puts up a feeble bid for the dog, Buck is won by another man, a mail carrier in need of dogs for his sled. Miles lives his mother and stepfather, John Thornton . . ."

Call of the Wild (1972). Directed by Ken Annakin. Writing credits: Federico De Urrutia (Italian version), Hubert Frank (German version). From Internet Movie Database. Release date:March 1975 (USA). Genre:Adventure / Family. Tagline: Jack London's epic saga of gold fever, romance and adventure. Plot Outline:A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog. Full cast and crew for Call of the Wild (1972) with Charlton Heston as John Thornton. Memorable quotes for Call of the Wild (1972). Other versions of movies:
The Call of the Wild (1908). Directed by D.W. Griffith.
Call of the Wild (1923). Directed by Fred Jackman.
The Call of the Wild (1935). Directed by William A. Wellman.
The Call of the Wild (1976) (TV). Directed by Jerry Jameson.
Call of the Wild (1993) (TV). Directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno and Alan Smithee.
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (1997) (TV). Directed by Peter Svatek.
Call of the Wild (2000) (TV Series). Directed by David Winning and Zale Dalen.

Call of the Wild (1975) (DVD) - Amazon.com Review by Chris Clash January 11, 2007. "What appears to be a small budget for the film, does remarkably well in capturing the crude and bawdy Yukon gold rush boom towns, and the genuinely wintery and snowy northern wilderness. The film pulls no punches in delivering the violent aspects of the book, (the dog trade is crude and ugly) ..."

Call of the Wild (1975) (DVD) - Amazon.com Review by Patricia Gross December 30, 2006. "Call of the Wild (C. Heston) ... in Call of the Wild, it really isn't Heston that's the star, it's the dog who portrays Buck. He's the one who more or less, 'runs away with [the] show/bone', so to speak. ... Between man & dog, it is a powerful story; what a man won't do for a dog and what a dog won't do for a man.">

Call of the Wild (1975) (DVD) - Amazon.com Review by Jill Jenkins. November 26, 2006. "Jack London's Best, Charlton Heston at his best & Buck rounds it all out to be a perfect 5! This wonderfully naturalistic movie is not for the weak at heart. The story line was taken from Jack London's adventures in his own life experiences. Charlton Heston did an absolutely wonderful job acting out the part, Buck the dog made the entire movie perfect! "

Call of the Wild (1975) (DVD) - Amazon.com Review by B. Niedt February 21, 2005. "If it weren't for Heston, this wouldn't be worth the plastic it was burned on. The 'international cast' are unknowns, ... and the dubbed-in dialogue for the foreign-speaking actors is even worse. The soundtrack - early 70's bad electronic - is atrocious. And the DVD was apparently copied from a scratchy print. ... (P.S.: If you want to see a Jack London tale done well, buy or rent the 1991 film "White Fang", starring Ethan Hawke and Klaus Maria Brandauer.)

Call of the Wild (1975) (DVD) - Amazon.com Review by Nancy Moran October 19, 2004. "This is not a Disney film - This is a grownup adventure. True to the book by Jack London, the dog Buck is kidnapped and taken to Alaska to be a team dog. Buck is not a purebred German Shepard but a mix with Rottweiler. ... Buck develops a loyalty to Charlton Heston. ... Like the book, Buck joins a pack of wolves at the end, abandoning any human contact. ... Buck has found freedom at last."

The Call of the Wild - Dog of the Yukon (1997) (VHS) - Amazon.com Review by B. Chandler September 17, 2003. "Most excellent adaptation. Gold was found in Alaska, the rush to obtain it required a strong constitution and many dogs to do the work that horses usually did in the states. The environment bred harsh attitudes. ... Buck goes through many lives, trials, and tribulations finally realizing his potential. On the way he learns many concepts from surprise to deceit, and cunning; he also learns loyalty, devotion, and love. As he is growing he feels the call of the wild."

The Call of the Wild - Dog of the Yukon (1997) (VHS) - Amazon.com Review by Arleen Rutten June 7, 2000. "This superb version of Jack London's tale of unconditional love, survival of the fittest and London's belief that all living creatures including man are capable of reverting to their wild beginnings ... Exquisitely photographed in muted tones, Call of the Wild tells the story of Buck, the handsome Newfoundland, who is kidnapped because of his massive size from his pampered life in California, and endures horrific hardships, numerous owners, and self-discovery as he is taken to man's 'holy grail' - the Klondike Gold Rush."

The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Audio Book, computer-generated, from Project Gutenberg. Download MP3 Audio, Size 15.74MB. Copyrighted. Check license inside ebook.

Call of the Wild eText (Serialized in The Saturday Evening Post, June 20-July 18, 1903). Entire book accessible online - Chapters 1-7. Site maintained by Roy Tennant and Clarice Stasz, PhD.

Jack London Book Collection from Utah State University Libraries. Image of book cover of Call of the Wild, Illustrations by Paul Bransom. New York: Macmillan, 1912. Inscribed by the author to his wife Charmian.

Jack London's Call of the Wild: a Titles & Air Dates Guide by George Fergus, from epguides.com. Based on The Call of the Wild (2000) TV Series. Includes links to actors/actresses: Shane Meier as Miles Challenger, Nick Mancuso as John Thornton, Rachel Hayward as Adoley Thornton, Kathleen Duborg as Mercedes Levant, William MacDonald as The Swede, and Crystal Buble as Emma.

LibriVox: Call of the Wild by Jack London - free audiobooks. Listen to MP3 and OGG files recorded by LibriVox volunteers. Please note: LibriVox recordings are Public Domain in the USA. If you are not in the USA, please verify the copyright status of these works in your own country before downloading, otherwise you may be violating copyright laws. Internet Archive: Details: recording of Call of the Wild, by Jack London, from the Gutenberg e-text #215, in the public domain. Recordings by:
● chapters 1 & 2: Gord Mackenzie
● chapters 3 & 4: Kristen McQuillin
● chapters 5 & 6: Jean O'Sullivan
● chapter 7: Miette
Weekly Picks: Call of the Wild by Jack London - Read by Gordon Mackenzie, Kristen McQuillin, Jean O'Sullivan, and Miette.

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Special Topics Related to The Call of the Wild, e.g. Klondike Gold Rush

Alaska's Gold. This Alaska Gold Rush site was developed by the Alaska Rich Mining Project Committee to make archival, library and museum materials more accessible to users throughout the state and to assist teachers in using primary source materials in classrooms. Contents include: Discovery of Gold, Traveling to the Gold Fields, Gold Mining, Daily Life, Our Legacy, A True Gold Rush Story: The Edgren Saga - One family's journey during the Klondike Gold Rush, Search the Alaska Gold Lode database of image archives, Teacher's Guide, Links to Mining Laws (circa 1898), Mining: Glossary of Terms, circa 1898.

American Experience: Gold Fever with photos and maps, from PBS. Contents include: Greetings from the Klondike, What They Brought Along, Teacher's Guide.

Archive of Past Articles from The Klondike Weekly. Articles include:
Before the Klondike Gold Rush by Ken Spotswood.
Margaret and Mari in the Klondike Gold Rush. On disputes over gold mining, by Darrell Hookey.
Death and Disappearance on the Yukon River.
Yukon Indians and the Gold Rush.
Stampede Routes to the Klondike Gold.
Women of the Klondike by Ken Spotswood.
Tons of Gold!! by Murray Lundberg, includes Treasure Ship Passenger Lists.

Dawson City - Gold and the Rush for It! Jack London Cabin and Interpretive Centre with photo. Jack London's original log cabin was built on the North Fork of Henderson Creek, 120 km south of Dawson City, just prior to the gold rush of 1898. London entered the Yukon in September of 1897 as a 21-year-old prospector looking for gold. The Klondike Big Inch - Quaker Oats Klondike Big Inch Land Give Away. Don't try to claim your square inch of Yukon land if you still have the gold-embossed deed in your possession since around 1954, because each individual deed was never formally registered, the Klondike Big Inch Land Co. has gone out of business, and the Canadian government has repossessed all the land back in 1965 for non-payment of $37.20 in property taxes.

Dawson City, Yukon from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Gold Rush Centennial Photographs: 1893 - 1916. Historical Collections from Alaska State Library. Photos grouped by topics: On the Trail, Juneau, Nome, Skagway, Other Towns, People, Mining, Transportation, Entertainment.

Klondike Gold Rush: History and Culture: Gold! Gold! Gold! "Beginning in 1897, an army of hopeful goldseekers, unaware that most of the good Klondike claims were already staked, boarded ships at Seattle and other Pacific port cities and headed north toward the vision of riches to be had for the taking." From National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
● The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush: Part One. On July 14, 1897, the SS Excelsior landed in San Francisco with over 750,000 dollars worth of gold. (Includes photo: Klondike Gold Arrives in Seattle. From Museum of History & Industry, Seattle, WA).
● The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush: Part Two. (Includes map: Klondike Gold Field).
● The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush: Part Three. (Includes Seattle Post Intelligencer newspaper headlines: "GOLD, GOLD, GOLD, GOLD!...Stacks of Yellow Metal!")
● The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush: Part Four. (Map: Routes to the Klondike gold fields).
● The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush: Part Five. (Photo: Trail nicknamed Golden Stairs. It was so difficult that many stampeders turned back at this point).
● The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush: Part Six. (Photo: White Pass Trail got a nickname the Dead Horse Trail).
● The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush: Part Seven. (Photo: Stampeders storing part of their ton goods at the summit).
● The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush: Part Eight. (Photo: Stampeders built boats on Bennett Lake to travel on the Yukon River to Dawson).
● The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush: Part Nine. (Unfortunately, photo of discouraged stampeders is not accessible).

Gold Rush Centennial Photographs 1893-1916 from Alaska State Library.

The Klondike Weekly: American Heroes of the Klondike Gold Rush from YukonAlaska.com.
Archives of Past Articles
The 1898 Yukon Act. The Yukon Territory Act - An Act to provide for the Government of the Yukon District.
American Heroes of the Klondike Gold Rush. Listed by their native State, from The Klondike Weekly, Dawson City, Yukon Territory.
Canadian Heroes of the Klondike Gold Rush. Listed by their native Province, from The Klondike Weekly, Dawson City, Yukon Territory.
Dan Snure, Yukon Pioneer - Klondike Outfit List. List of goods that Dan and his partner, Ned Dyers, purchased for their planned two-year stay in the Klondike gold fields, quoted from letter dated August 1, 1897.
A Watery Grave - Drownings in the Yukon & Alaska by Murray Lundberg, a historian, tour guide, writer and photographer who lives in the little village of Carcross, in Canada's Yukon Territory.
● and other links.

The Klondike Gold Rush from GradeSaver: ClassicNotes Study Guide on Call of the Wild.

Klondike Gold Rush. Links from St. Joseph School Library.

Klondike Gold Rush from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "The Klondike Gold Rush was a frenzy of gold rush immigration to and gold prospecting along the Klondike River near Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, Canada, after gold was discovered in the late 19th century."

Klondike Gold Rush: The Perilous Journey North from University of Washington Special Collections.

Klondike Gold Rush - Yukon Territory 1897. "The Klondike gold rush began in July of 1897 when two ships docked in San Francisco and Seattle carrying miners returning from the Yukon with bags of gold. The press was alerted and papers carried the story to the masses. Soon, miners of all shapes and sizes, called "stampeders", were on their way to the gold fields. Within six months, approximately 100,000 gold-seekers set off for the Yukon. Only 30,000 completed the trip."

The Klondike Quest A Photographic Essay: 1897 - 1899 by Pierre Berton.

Klondike: Quest for Gold Series Trailer from YouTube, 0:51 min.

North to Alaska ~ Johnny Horton from YouTube, 3:05 min.

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Miscellaneous Sites on Jack London and/or The Call of the Wild
including Games, Poems, Quizzes, Quotations, Organizations

The Call of the Wild. Poem by Robert Service. One of the poems in The Spell of the Yukon, from World Wide School.

Call of the Wild: Quiz from SparkNotes.

The Call of the Wild: Quotes from Jack London. From Esther Lombardi, Your Guide to Literature: Classic, from About.com.

The Jack London Educational Research Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of California. The Foundation runs an annual Writing Contest for high school students from around the United States. Three winners are selected each year. First prize: $1000 for the writer of the essay or short story best capturing the spirit of Jack London. Second prize: $500, third prize: $250.

Jack London Society: The Life and Work of Jack London, an international non-profit organization that promotes study of the life and work of Jack London, was founded in 1990 as an author society affiliated with the American Literature Association.

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Links to other The Call of the Wild  Web Sites

Call of the Wild from ricochet-jeunes.org, Centre International d'Etudes en Littérature de Jeunesse, France. Info available in French, Spanish and English. This library offers the reader a series of identification sheets about books, authors, illustrators and film adaptations of children's and young people's literature.

The Jack London Online Collection from Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center, Sonoma State University. Contents include: What's New, Biography of Jack London, FAQs about Jack London, Audio, Documents, Family & Friends (biographies of key people in London's life), Images, Writings, Bibliographies and Research Aids, Resources for Students and Teachers, Organizations, Publications and Announcements, Jack London Network, Other Web Sites & Events. Includes Jack London's "Credo": I would rather be ashes than dust! ...

Jack London's Writings.

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