The 7th grade Mt. Fuji Team website

Below are extra credit opportunities available for students; therefore, these activities are not required. Please do attempt to complete them if you finish your work early!

 

Basic Sled Dog Commands

 

Answer questions on your shared Google Doc.

14.  Who or what is a “musher?”

15.  What is a gee pole? (Not on video – look up!)

16.  When the driver tells the dogs to “gee” they go which way, left or right?

17.  When the driver tells the dogs to “haw” they go which way, left or right?

18.  When the driver tells the dogs to “whoa” what do they do?

19.  When the driver tells the dogs to go “onby” what do they do then?

20.  When the driver tells the dogs to go “onby haw?”

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Comparison

Answer questions on your shared Google Doc.

In The Call of the Wild, our protagonist, Buck, is a cross between a St. Bernard dog and a Scottish Shepherd dog.  Look at the images below of both types of dog.  What qualities would make Buck a valuable sled dog for the frozen North?  List at least 5 qualities and explain how they make for a valuable sled dog.

(You may want to do a little more research about the dogs.)scottish shepherd dog St. Bernard

 

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