The Cremation of Sam McGee SMARTBOARD Activities. Poetry analysis on the smart board and writing activities for the poem by Robert Service. This poem is set at Christmas time in the Arctic in the late 1800's. Includes links to background information on the Klondike Gold Rush, Vocabulary words and definitions, a Vocabulary game, a link to the full text of the poem, Figurative language examples and interactive quiz, Comprehension questions and answers, links to a reading of the poem and a video, and writing activities. Includes a final writing task that supports common core standards. Enjoy!