Teacher's Guide: Snowmobile Challenge and Snowmobile Adventures is a teacher's guide to the award winning young adult novel, Snowmobile Challenge, and Snowmobile Adventures, the creative nonfiction history of the Ski-Doo snowmobile invented by J. Armand Bombardier.
Snowmobile Challenge is the story of Brad Klein, a 16-year-old boy who has just moved from the small city of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, to the town of Cromlech, where his Dad is the Wheat Pool Elevator Agent. It’s the second semester of school at the end of January, and snowmobile season is in full swing. But it’s a bittersweet season for Brad, since his best friend, Riley, was killed in a snowmobile accident with a train the November before. Worse yet, Brad is struggling with his own feelings of guilt over the accident, since he and Riley were racing their snowmobiles when the accident occurred.
Snowmobile Adventures relates the history of the invention and rise to popularity of the Ski-Doo snowmobile. It begins with the life of J. Armand Bombardier, a young inventor who wanted to float over the snow. This prolific inventor developed the Bombardier snowmobile multi-passenger vehicle first used throughout rural Quebec for transportation, then the single passenger Ski-Doo snowmobiles that first came off the assembly line in Valcourt, Quebec, in 1959. Several snowmobile racers were important in popularizing the snow machine, starting with Yvon DuHamel, Giles Villeneuve and Jacques Villeneuve. Their stories are also told in Snowmobile Adventures.
The teacher's guide includes a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of both books along with comprehension questions. It provides a guide for teaching writing skills in a number of activities, plus provides curricula links and activities to connect both books to other subjects.
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Published December 1, 2011
by Linda Aksomitis.
Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.