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Teaching To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire

"To Build a Fire" is the title of two short stories by American author Jack London published in 1902 and 1908. The 1908 story has become an often anthologized classic; the 1902 story describes a similar situation but has a different, less famous plot. The 1908 "To Build a Fire" is an oft-cited example of the naturalist movement that portrays the conflict of man vs. nature. It also reflects what London learned in the Yukon Territory.

Jack London
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Is it better to rely on instinct or knowledge to survive?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.6 - Point of View

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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