п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў 1. With a partner, you will research and prepare a presentation about an author in our textbook. 2. Each member of the pair MUST present a part of the project to the class. 3. You will have a little time to work on this in class. 4. You will need to work together at the library, before and after school to do this project. This project is due January 21, 2011. This project is worth 100 points. AUTHOR: __________________________ This is a group project and presentation. You will create a POSTER PRESENTATION All presentations will be on January 21, 2010. Each person in the pair must speak out loud and present a part of the project to the class. п‚Ў You will receive an individual grade as well as a group grade. п‚Ў Presentations will be 5 to 7 minutes long. No more, no less. п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў п‚Ў 1. : Must have the Authors name and the words вЂњAuthor StudyвЂќ 2. : Must have a paragraph based on the authors life. It should be typed in large font or neatly written in pen and checked for spelling. 3. : Must contain at least 3 influences that led to the writerвЂ™s experiences, writing style, themes and/or mood. 4.: Must contain the authors most notable works (at least 5), with each works date published to the right. The MOST famous work should be italicized, bolded and one font bigger than the rest. 5: Must contain a timeline with at least 10 facts about the authors life in chronological order. 6: Must contain (at least 2) two pictures of the author, with captions. These should be prominently displayed in the center of the poster. Poster is graded according to completeness and neatness. Author Study John Griffith (1876-1916) was born in San Francisco of an unmarried mother of wealthy background, Flora Wellman. Because Flora was ill, Jack was raised through infancy by an ex-slave, Virginia Prentiss. He did not know his biological father. Late in 1876, Flora married John London, a partially disabled Civil War veteran. The family moved around the Bay area before settling in Oakland, where Jack completed grade school. п‚Ў As an adolescent, the boy adopted the name of Jack. п‚Ў He worked at various hard labor jobs, pirated for oysters on San Francisco Bay, served on a fish patrol to capture poachers, sailed the Pacific on a sealing ship, joined Kelly's Army of unemployed working men, hoboed around the country, and returned to attend high school at age 19. п‚Ў He spent the winter of 1897 in the Yukon territory. This provided the metaphorical gold for his first stories, which he began publishing in the Overland Monthly in 1899. п‚Ў From that point he was a highly disciplined writer, who would produce over fifty volumes of stories, novels, and political essays. п‚Ў London was among the most publicized figures of his day, and he used this celebrity to endorse his support of socialism, women's suffrage, and eventually, prohibition. п‚Ў He was among the first writers to work with the movie industry, and saw a number of his novels made into films. п‚Ў Later, London's great love became agriculture, and he often stated he wrote to support his Beauty Ranch in Glen Ellen. п‚Ў Often troubled by physical ailments, during his thirties London developed kidney disease of unknown origin. п‚Ў He died of kidney failure on November 22, 1916 on the ranch. Exposure to the cruel realities of life. п‚Ў Exposure to hard work and the cruel realities of life. He was from a working-class family and had several jobs throughout his life. In 1895 he attended Oakland High School and later the University of California at Berkeley but had to leave before finishing the year due to lack of funds and the need to support himself financially. His desire to change is life for the better. п‚Ў Desire to change his life for the better. вЂњEarly I discovered enthusiasm, ambition, and ideals; and to satisfy these became the problem of my child-life.вЂќ The Love of the Wild п‚Ў He loved horseback riding and life on the ranch that he knew so well from his childhood. In 1905 he purchased land in Glen Ellen in the Sonoma County Valley of California which would eventually be part of his fourteen-hundred acre "Beauty Ranch". в–єTyphoon Off The Coast Of Japan" (1893) в–є White Fang (1906), в–є The Call of the Wild (1903) в–є The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii (1912), в–є Smoke Bellew (1912), в–є A Son of the Son (1912), в–є The Night-Born and Other Stories (1913), в–є The Abysmal Brute (1913), в–є John Barleycorn (1913), в–є The Valley of the Moon (1913), в–є The Scarlet Plague (1915), в–є The Star Rover (1915), в–є The Acorn Planter: A California Forest Play (1916), в–є The Little Lady of the Big House (1916), в–є The Turtles of Tasman (1916) 1876 John Griffith London is born in San Francisco on January 12, to Flora Wellman 1899 Begins publishing short stories in Overland Monthly magazine 1895 Returns to attend high school at age 19 1876 Flora Wellman marries John London 1897 Spends winter in the Yukon during the gold rush 1906-1907 Builds the sailing ship, Snark, for his world cruise 1900-1916 Writes 50 plus books using a regimen of 1000 words per day 1913 August 22, Wolf House burns 1910-1913 Begins construction of Wolf House 1916 Dies at the age of 40 1915-1916 Spends several months in Hawaii with wife Jack London writing The Sea Wolf, 1904. (credit: Jack London State Historic Park) Jack and Chairman London, ca. 1911, possibly at Beauty Ranch.