Survivors in the News
Being Aron Ralston
After being trapped by an 800 lb boulder while hiking, alone, in Blue John Canyon, Aron did the unthinkable to survive.
17A: A Survivor's Story
Personal Journal Response:
Choose one of the following journal prompts, and write a half page response:
1. Have you ever been in an airplane before? Where did you go? Describe what the flight was like (smooth, stormy, turbulence, etc). Did you have any fears? Why or why not. Describe the fears. Are they reasonable (rational) fears, why or why not?
2. Statistics shows that flying in a plane is safer transportation than driving in a car. Do you agree with this or disagree? Why? Explain! Do you ever plan to fly somewhere? Why or why not?
She was one of three survivors in a plane crash in northern Canada.
Model Recounts Horrifying Experience Being Swept Up by the Waves
Petra Nemcova survived the Indian Ocean tsunami, which claimed the life of her boyfried, Simon Atlee. She clung to a palm tree for eight hours, with a broken pelvis, until she was rescued.
The Sinking of the tall ship Concordia
Suvivor tells sister of ship ordeal
The Canadian ship sank in February 2010. All 64 students and crew members managed to survive.
Black Bear Attack
Outhouse bear attack survivor was grabbed from "throne"
A Winnipeg man survived a black bear attack near at cabin at Dunbar Lake, in Ontario
News Article: Practice Quiz
New Hamburg Sisters Stay Strong During 30-Hour Ordeal
Read the story of two New Hamburg sisters who spent 32 hours lost in the wilderness near Napanee, Ontario.
Writing a News Article- Assignment
After viewing the film Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks, you will write a news article based on his rescue, and survival experiences.
- Film Viewing sheet
- News article outline
- News article rubric
- News article peer editing sheet