Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Survival of the Fittest: Naturalism in London's "The Law of Life" - Section 3: The Life and Times of Jack London: Biographical Context


Our reading and discussion of biography provides students with a developing understanding of the concepts motivating an author's writing, and the context in which it was written. This background strengthens student understanding of the stories, themselves. 

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Biographical Thoughts: Providing Context
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Survival of the Fittest: Naturalism in London's "The Law of Life"

Unit 12: Literacy: Naturalism and Understanding Conflict in the American Short Story
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Objective: SWBAT draw strong and thorough textual evidence to demonstrate understanding of the ideas of Naturalism and the author's life, as presented in "The Law of Life."

Big Idea: "Jurassic Park" teaches us "Life finds a way," but Jack London shows while life continues, the individual may not.

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