Literature: "My Side of the Mountain" by Jean Craighead George
These sites include suggested activities for the book “My Side of the Mountain” and biographies about the author. Also learn about wilderness survival, the Catskill Mountains, and peregrine falcons. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on forest habitats.
The Official Jean Craighead George Website
Learn all about this author and her books. "Q & A" talks about what inspired the book "My Side of the Mountain." Explore the site for audio and video files, photographs, and writing prompts.
Jean Craighead George and the Natural World
This site has an interview with the author about her writing career.
This Ohio Webcam shows peregrine falcons during the spring when they come to nest.
This site lets you take a "Virtual Hike" in the Catskill Mountains. "Photo Gallery" has several photographs of the area.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
This site has a review, discussion questions, and suggested activities to go along with the book.
Learn about Jean Craighead George and what inspired several of her books.
The Attitude of Survival
Read how having the right attitude can get you through tough situations.
Wilderness Survival Guide
The links at the bottom have information with illustrations on first aid, food, water, travel, and basic survival.
Edibility of Plants
This site has important information about plants that are safe to eat. Scroll down for a list of plants from the desert that are edible and for a "Universal Edibility Test." There is also a "Survival Quiz" you can take - the button is on the top right.
eThemes Resource: Habitat: Forests
These sites are about deciduous, coniferous, and taiga forests and their ecosystems. Includes photos of these forests, plus information about the climate, animals, and plants that are particular to each forest type. Find out where in the world these forests are located. There is also information about forests in Missouri. Includes links to eThemes resources on Arbor Day and habitats.