Day 4

Into the Wild Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Sports and identity

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    Have students explore how sports students' identity in their school

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.2


    McCandless found a great deal of satisfaction and self-expression in athletics. He was an excellent raquetball player and the captain of the cross-country squad at his high school. One member of his running team suggested that the way McCandless led his runs was the way he led his entire life.

    Ask students to find three athletes in their school and speak to them about what sports mean to them. (The term "athlete"...

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