7 M1 - Journeys and Survival

Supporting Materials


A Long Walk to Water

In 1985 southern Sudan is ravaged by war. Rebels and government forces battle for control, with ordinary people... people like the boy, Salva Dut... caught in the middle. When Salva's village is attacked, he must embark on a harrowing journey that will propel him through horror and heartbreak,...


Around the World in 80 Days

This travel adventure novel by Jules Verne was published serially in 1872 and in book form in 1873 The lively and amusing narrative recounts the journey pursued by a sedentary London gentleman named Phileas Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, to win a wager with Fogg's fellow club members....


God Grew Tired of Us

An award-winning, critically acclaimed documentary, narrated by Nicole Kidman, GOD GREW TIRED OF US explores the indomitable spirit of three "Lost Boys" from the Sudan who are forced to leave their homeland due to a tumultuous civil war. The documentary chronicles their triumph over seemingly...


Robinson Crusoe

Based loosely on the true story of the real-life sailor Alexander Selkirk, Defoe's classic tale of human strength and survival in the face of a hostile and lonely world can be understood on many different levels. Defoe is a figure for all times, either alone as he is literally stripped bare to...

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Salva's Story

This is the story of Salva Dut, founder of Water for Sudan. Salva Dut is one of the main characters in the story, "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park.

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South Sudan crisis explained-in 60 seconds

At least 1,000 people are believed to have died in clashes in South Sudan between rival army factions - in a conflict escalated by ethnic undertones.

President Salva Kiir says the violence started after a coup attempt, blaming soldiers loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar for the...

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Sudan Profile

Overview of Sudan along with a timeline from the beginning of Sudan's independence to now.

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Sudanese conflict: What you need to know

4 May 2012

Only 10 months after South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan, the two countries could be on the brink of all-out conflict.

The crisis started in April, after months of border skirmishes, when South Sudan seized an oil field, which is internationally accepted to be...


Tarzan of the Apes

First published in 1914, this romantic novel has remained influential over the years, both as a book and in films and a television series. The reader must recognize that Tarzan is a product of its age and contains outmoded imagery and simplistic depictions of other cultures and species:...


The Jungle Book

For the past one hundred years, Rudyard Kipling's classic tales of Mowgli, the lost boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India, have captivated children and adults alike.

Mowgli's days are filled with danger, wonder, and excitement. He learns the ways of the jungle from the wise old...


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