Educator Resources for Jack London

Sailor, adventurer, politician, and best-selling author--Jack London was all these things and more! In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll meet this remarkable character, and find out how he crammed so much life into just 40 short years. You’ll learn about London’s hardscrabble childhood on the streets of Oakland, and how his love of books wasn’t deterred by the fact that he dropped out of school at age 13. You’ll follow him to the Klondike region of northwest Canada, where he doesn’t find much gold, but returns home with a “mother lode” of ideas for books and short stories like "White Fang." You’ll see how London’s socialist leanings informed such works as “The People of the Abyss.” Finally, you’ll learn about London’s impact on later authors, including Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kerouac. So heed the call of the wild, and click on this movie!