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Skipping school to learn…

Last week, approximately 120 eighth-grade students from Adele Harrison Middle School had the opportunity to spend a day away from class while exploring the Jack London State Historic Park and answering the “Call of the Wild.” At 9:15 a.m., students boarded the bus, backpacks in tow, for a fun-filled day of learning. Upon arriving at the park, students were assigned groups and given educational packets to use throughout the day. The agenda included a hike to Jack London’s Wolf House, his grave site and a tour of the museum that London’s second wife, Charmian, called “House of the Happy Walls.”

It seemed as though everyone learned many new facts while hiking through the area where he lived. Ellie said her perception of Jack London has now changed since this experience. She felt that Jack was the type of man who would let nothing stop him, and lived his life to the absolute fullest.

Tino’s favorite part of the field trip was when the docent gave a tour of Charmian London’s room, which was full of many interesting artifacts from the Londons’ travels.

Courtney enjoyed going to the House of Happy Walls because she felt that she had a better understanding of Jack London’s past.

Trinity now has a better understanding of his passion for wolves, his adventures and his love of learning. Jack London’s friends actually called him Wolf.

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