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This powerpoint presentation includes everything you need to teach the poem, The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service. Students will begin by reading the linked informational article on the Klondike Goldrush to build background knowledge and answer a constructed response question about what they have read. Then they will read the poem, annotate it in groups, and complete another constructed response question on the poem's tone. Next, they will enjoy watching a linked video version of the poem narrated by Johnny Cash with discussion topics included. Finally, students will complete a creative writing activity based on the story in the poem. Students love this interactive lesson and creepy content of the poem. Enjoy!