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The Maze
The Maze

Condor reintroduction in Arizona has been coordinated by The Peregrine Fund, an organization working for conservation of various birds of prey around the world. Their Website has a wealth of information about the condors and regular notes about the progress of the newly released young condors. It would be a terrific connection for kids. Look for the field notes on condors.

Map: AAA road map called “Indian Country.” Ask your local AAA or order from: AAA, 1000 AAA Drive, Heathrow, FL 32746-5063. Look for Hanksville, The Maze Overlook, Chimney Rock, Lizard Rock, the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers.


Bullet The Icarus myth: this ancient story comes up many times in The Maze. Find and read the Icarus story. How does it relate to Rick? to Lon? to Maverick?
Bullet The Maze is a district of Canyonlands National Park. The Canyonlands website provides more information about the area.
Bullet Find out if there's anyone in your area who flies hang gliders, or who has experience with hang gliding or parasailing and invite them in to speak to the class.
Bullet There's quite a discussion in Chapter 11 about the issue of public land and how different people feel about it. Explore the concept of public land, of land set aside for all of the people of the United States, whether it's in your home state, in the West, or in Alaska. This can refer to National Forest, National Parks and Monuments, Bureau of Land Management, Division of Wildlife, state parks and preserves, and other designations. Is there any public land near where you live? Who uses it? What are the benefits of having places like this?
Bullet Career possibilities: Research careers in wildlife conservation, and in working for agencies like the National Parks or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. What sort of preparation would be needed? What would be the pros and cons of this sort of a career?
Resources and Ideas for Teaching Will's Novels
Bearstone and
The Big Wander
Changes in Latitudes
Crossing the Wire
Downriver and
River Thunder
Far North
Ghost Canoe
Go Big or Go Home
Jackie's Wild Seattle
Jason's Gold and
Down the Yukon
Kokopelli's Flute
Leaving Protection
Never Say Die
Take Me to the River
Wild Man Island
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