Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam Webquest

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This product is the perfect accompaniment with my guided reading packet and book unit for the novel Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam.

This lesson was created and used with my eighth grade special education reading and language arts classes.

This product is meant to give students background knowledge on military working dogs and the Vietnam War. Students will use the links provided in the Powerpoint presentation to research the answers to the questions on the answer sheet.

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CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS:

a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers when she was younger, and her previous owner would feed her hot dogs and let her sleep in his bed. That was nice, too.

Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. There, he's going to whip the world and prove to his family and his sergeant -- and everyone else who didn't think he was cut out for war -- wrong. But sometimes Rick can't help but wonder that maybe everyone else is right. Maybe he should have just stayed at home and worked in his dad's hardware store.

When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to her before she's going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they have to be a team if they want to get home alive.

Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler. It's an utterly unique powerhouse of a book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira.

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Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam Webquest
Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam Webquest