“Hatchet” By Gary Paulsen
Survival Guide Project Due: 12/20/13
You will be going to visit a friend in the Canadian wilderness. The only way to get to your friend is by plane. Since you
have read Hatchet, you know that there is a slight chance that you could be involved in a plane crash. You will need to
plan ahead in-case this happens.
You will need to take with you a waterproof backpack containing no more than 10 essential items for survival and
cannot weigh more than 10 lbs. One of the items in your backpack must be a survival manual that you create. Assume
that you will not be able to retrieve your suitcases and you will only have the clothes on your back, the backpack, and
survival manual.
Research the following links to find out what you should wear, put in your backpack, and include in your manual. Check
out the Survival Guide Project link to see specifications needed in your manual. Also look at the scoring guide to see
how you will be graded.
Links to Help You Develop Your Survival Manual
http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/safety/hypocold.shtml
http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/wilderness/survival/basic.htm
http://www.equipped.com/kidequip.htm
http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/wilderness/survival/food.htm
http://www.adventuresportsonline.com/kids.htm
http://www.adventuresportsonline.com/fire.htm
http://www.adventuresportsonline.com/survival.htm
http://www.easybib.com/reference/guide/mla/website
Your team will use Google Presentations to create a Survival Manual based on
lowing topics. Your manual must include a cover page and a table of
contents. You must also include a “Citations,” page. Any additional websites
used must be cited.
****DO NOT copy and paste from these sites. You must put the information
you find into YOUR OWN WORDS.
**** You may bullet point your information, paragraphs are not necessary.
Survival Guide Project
Creating the Manual
Create a manual that will assist you if something should happen and you are stranded in the
wilderness. Keep the information simple and precise. The manual will need a table of
contents including the following information:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Cover page
Table of Contents
Introduction/Purpose of the manual
Backpack – What to bring and why.
Shelter-how to find or build.
Food-Types found in the Canadian Wilderness (include what NOT to eat)
and how to prepare/eat.
7. Water-how to locate/store/prepare.
8. Fire-materials needed and how to start & keep it alive.
9. Clothing-the type you need to wear when entering the plane
10. Basic First Aid Tips
11. Hypothermia-what it is and how to protect yourself!
12. Citations
**** Hint: Divide up the responsibilities on your team. You will need the
following:
Task Manager – Make sure everyone is on task and that you are getting
things done in time!
Researchers – Internet wizards who are can find information quickly and
accurately.
Project Designers – Google Presentations are a lot like Powerpoint slides.
Someone will need to make sure the slides are designed well and include
relevant images and even video clips!
Survival Project Scoring Guide:
Criteria
Survival Guru
Survival Enthusiast
Survival Wanna Be
Survivalist? What
is that?
Cover
A cover is present with
an appropriate title &
author.
A cover is present. May be
missing title/author or may
not have an appropriate title.
A cover is present.
No cover was on the
manual.
A table of contents is
present and supports the
manual. I can use it as a
quick guide to the
information I need. Very
Helpful!
The purpose of the
manual is clearly stated.
I know exactly why/when
would I need this manual.
Clearly lists and explains
uses for all items in
backpack.You also
correctly include at least
4 additional pieces of
equipment that you can
find in the wilderness
and how to use/obtain at
each.
A table of contents is
present. It may support the
manual with 1 error.
A Table of Contents is
present. It may not be very
helpful and cause me great
frustration!
No Table of Contents
was found.
The purpose of the manual is
stated. I have a good idea of
why/when would I need this
manual.
Lists and explains uses for all
items in backpack.You also
correctly include 3-4
additional pieces of
equipment that you can find
in the wilderness and how to
use/obtain at each.I might
have trouble understanding
how to use/find 1 piece of
equipment.
States how to find & build
shelters in the wilderness.I
might have a little trouble
finding/building a shelter in
the wilderness. May only give
one shelter to build/find.May
have illustrations to help me.
The purpose of the manual
was present.I’m not sure
why/when I would need the
manual.
May only list and/or explain
uses for 1-2 items in
backpack.You might include
1-2 additional pieces of
equipment that you can find
in the wilderness and how to
use/obtain at each.I might
have trouble understanding
how to use/find more than 1
piece of equipment.
Better give me illustrations!
I am having a hard time
figuring out how to
build/find a shelter in the
wilderness.
No purpose of the
manual was found.
States how to
find/prepare/eat food in the
wilderness. I may have some
trouble
finding/preparing/eating
food in the wilderness. May
caution against what not to
eat. May/may not have
pictures of non-edible
berries. A limited number of
examples were given.
May be missing one critical
piece of information on how
to locate/store/prepare
water in the wilderness.
I am going to have difficulty
finding/preparing/eating
food in the wilderness.I am
going to look like the people
off of Survivor because I
have lost so much weight! Is
my stomach growling or is
there a bear here?
I am going to die from
starvation because I
do not have a clue how
to find/prepare/eat
food in the wilderness.
I will have trouble staying
hydrated because I don’t
have enough information on
how to locate/store/prepare
the water.
I am gong to die of
dehydration! I don’t
have a clue how to
find/store/prepare
water.
/5
Table of
Contents
/5
Purpose
/5
Equipment/
Backpack
/10
Shelter
/10
Food
/10
Water
/10
Clearly states how to
find & build shelters in
the wilderness.I would
have no trouble
finding/building a shelter
in the wilderness. More
than one shelter is given
so I can find safety for
any situation. May have
illustrations to help me.
Clearly states how to
find/prepare/eat food in
the wilderness. Also
cautions against what not
to eat. May have pictures
of non-edible berries.
Enough examples of food
are given so that I can
find ample food to
survive.
Clearly states how to
locate/store/prepare
water in the wilderness.I
will be able to stay
hydrated.
I do have enough information
that I might be able to
figure out the critical piece
to stay hydrated.
I don’t have any
equipment in my
backpack and/or I do
not know how to find
any in the wilderness.I
am completely
equipmentless in the
wildness.
I am going to die from
the elements because
I do not have a clue as
how to find/build a
shelter.
Fire
/10
Clothing
/10
Basic First Aid
/10
Hypothermia
/10
Mechanics/
Grammar
/5
Citations
Clearly lists materials
needed, explains how to
use the materials, and
how to keep it alive. I
will have no trouble with
making a fire.
Materials needed are listed;
explanation is given on how to
use the materials, and how to
keep it alive. I might have
difficulty with making a fire
or keeping it going but I can
manage.
Materials are listed but I
may need more; explanation
is given on how to use the
materials/ and how to keep it
alive but more information
would be helpful. I would
definitely struggle with
building/keeping the fire.
I might not die from
not knowing how to
make a fire and keep
it burning, but I might!
Clearly states what
would be the appropriate
clothing that can be worn
to survive in the
wilderness. I know
exactly would I should be
wearing when I begin my
trip.
Clearly states/explains
basic first aid for
possible accidents in the
wilderness.(From
scratches to broken
bones)
Clearly states what it is,
how to avoid,
signs/symptoms, &
treatment.
States what would be the
appropriate clothing that can
be worn to survive in the
wilderness.A little more
information would be helpful.
I have a good idea of what I
should wear when I begin my
trip.
States/explains basic first
aid for possible accidents in
the wilderness.(From
scratches to broken bones)
May be missing 1 piece of
crucial information.
May be missing 1 criterion
from the Survival Guru
column.
You indicate that clothing is
needed, however, it might
not be appropriate for
surviving in the wilderness
and/or I have a vague idea of
what I should be wearing
when I begin my trip.
Did I have anything on
when I boarded the
plane?
You have a section on basic
first aid but it only
addresses 1 or 2 treatments
for accidents. May be
missing 2 or more pieces of
crucial information.
May be missing 2-3
criterions from the Survival
Guru column.
Perfect grammar and
mechanics with no errors
in capitalization,
punctuation, or word
usage present.
No more than two errors in
capitalization, punctuation,
or word usage present.
Three to five errors in
capitalization, punctuation,
or word usage are present.
I don’t have a clue how
to treat my injuries!
I’m going to die from
anything from a basic
scratch to breaking
my leg!
I have died from
hypothermia since you
gave me no
information
addressing it.
Did you check over
this???
All works cited is listed
in appropriate format.
May be missing 1 criterion
from the works cited.
May be missing 2-3
criterions from the works
cited.
/5
Total _______/ 105
Group Names:
Period _____________
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No works cited page.
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Survival Guide Project Due: 12/20/13