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Unit I

  • Carnegie Hero Fund Commission—Its mission is “to recognize persons who perform acts of heroism in civilian life in the United States and Canada, and to provide financial assistance for those disabled, and the dependants of those killed, by their heroic acts.”

“Edith Cavell”

“The Most Important Day”

“Yes, Your Honesty”

Ancestor Search

Unit II

Hatchet

  • Gary Paulsen—Gary Paulsen's official website; information about the author, including an interview; brief informational blurbs about some of Paulsen's other novels; and an address for sending letters to Paulsen
  • Gary Paulsen @ Web English Teacher—A collection of lesson plans for Hatchet and other Paulsen novels
  • Hatchet Student Comprehension Guide—A guide (in PDF format) to aid comprehension as students read the novel
  • The Group of Seven—A collection of paintings by the Group of Seven held in the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

“Snapshot of a Dog”

  • Westminster Kennel Club— Described on its website as America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs
  • Newbery Medal—Official site of the Newbery Medal, awarded by the American Library Association for excellence in children's literature

Unit III

“The Beggar”

Unit IV

“Crossing the Plains”

  • Plimoth Plantation—Described on its website as a not-for-profit, bicultural museum offering powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s
  • Paul Revere Savings Bonds—An image of $5,000 U.S. savings bond. Also see pictures of U.S. savings bonds at Treasury Direct.
  • The Wright Brothers—Detailed information on the first flight

“Jimmy Yellow Hawk”

Unit V

“Three Visitors in the Night”

Unit VI

“The Scarlet Ibis”


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