Jean Craighead George
In selecting websites to use with books written by Jean Craighead George, we were provided with the perfect opportunity to show how one set of websites could be utilized with a set of books that had a shared theme or areas of focus. Although there were several different choices that we might have made, we chose to focus on wolves, which are written about in a number of George’s books.
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our list of Jean George's books.
Julie of the Wolves
Julie’s Wolf Pack
Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary
Nutik and Amaroq Play Ball
Nutik, the Wolf Pup
- International Wolf Center
“The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf population by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future.”
- National Wildlife Federation—Wolves
Sign up for the wolf newsletter, watch a wolf video clip, or visit the Wolf Discovery Center. The site also features informative articles about wolves from National Wildlife Magazine.
- Wild Wolves
“What’s in a Howl?” Find out at this NOVA site which also examines the wolf- dog connection.
- The Wolf in Alaska
This site from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game features information on wolf biology, wolf conservation, as well as an historic perspective of Alaskan wolf management.
- Wolves and Caribou in Denali National Park, Alaska
The focus in this article is on research related to the dynamics of Denali’s wolves and caribou.
- Wolves in Alaska
This site includes information on the social habits, food habits, and sightings of the Alaskan gray wolf.
- Wolves of the World
Click on the color photographs to access information about the different wolves found throughout the world.
- Yellowstone Wolf Report Page
At this site, visitors learn the current state of Yellowstone’s wolf restoration project, including wolf sightings and the Yellowstone wolf past history.
For those who are looking for website connections to some of Jean Craighead George’s other books, we offer the following suggestions.
- Everglades 101
Visit this introduction to the Everglades ecosystem where you’ll be provided with information related to its habitats, its threats, and its wildlife. (Use with Autumn Moon, Everglades, and The Missing ‘Gator of Gumbo Limbo.”
- EPA’s Environmental Education Center
If you’re looking for some background information or curriculum resources to the environment, try this site from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (Useful when working with George’s ecological mysteries.)
- Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex
Read about some of the research projects being conducted at the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex.
- (The) Raptor Center
The identifying characteristics, habitat, nesting, and feeding habits are among the “Raptor Facts” at this site from The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. (Complements My Side of the Mountain, On the Far Side of the Mountain, Frightful’s Mountain, and Frightful’s Daughter.)
- (The) World’s Biomes
This site is an introduction to the world’s biomes. (Works with just about any of George’s books, but especially useful with the One Day in…books.)
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