As we learn about nature, Gary Paulsen's
Woodsong will help show how nature works. Paulsen's memoir is honest, and we, as readers, seemingly get to learn right alongside Gary Paulsen as he prepares for his first Iditarod race. This book will be used to pull out the dynamics of nature and apply them to our studies in life science. When done with the reading, the students will compose a memoir of their own.


Explore the links on this page to enrich the reading of the book and gain further insight into the topics we will find in the story of Woodsong.




Animals in the book





















Mammals:


Wolves





Deer




Bears




Skunks



Foxes




Coyotes



Weasels



Chipmunks


Squirrels


Moose


Arctic Hares



Ermine







































Birds:


Ptarmigans




Loons



Grouse




Waxwings














Fish:


Muskie



Crappie
how to catch one





 



Dynamics of Nature











Animal Migration


All Types of Migration


Five of the Greatest Animal Migrations-video




Relationships Between Organisms


Predator/Prey Relationships


Adaptations of Predators

and Prey-video


Predator/Prey in Ecosystems-video











Places in the Book





Minnesota


Alaska


Nome


Bering Sea


Yukon River


Alaska Mountain Ranges


Mt. McKinley


Norton Sound









The Iditarod



The Iditarod Website


How Sled Dogs Work


Iditarod Sled Dog Race


The Iditarod Race Across Alaska


Play Snow Buddies Dog Sled Race



Explore the Iditarod-lots of activities


Take a Ride with an Iditarod Champ-video









Miscellaneous Links

What is a Hallucination?

Frostbite-Fact or Fiction Quiz

Play the Serum Run Game

How to Survive Freezing Cold Weather





Gary Paulsen, author:

Gary Paulsen Woodsong Video

Gary Paulsen from Random House


Gary Paulsen and the Iditarod Interview