Accountability Buddy Protocol:
1. Ashley’s ppt lecture “Environmental Ethics”
2. Work time: Refine your essay
Review the Peer Critique Guidelines and Rubric (PAGES 9-10). Questions about the process for critique or the rubric?
Part 1: Happiness and Meaning Lit Analysis Work Time
Peer Critique Groups
Peer Critique Guidelines (PAGE 9)
Part 2: Intro to Env't Ethics
Watch EPISODE 1 of the "Everything is Connected" Podcast
Part 1: Energy and Place work time
Part 2: Lit Analysis Essay work time
Survey for Keagan's Stats class (check your email)
1. Read this handout on when to quote vs. italicize titles. Then, be ready to answer the following questions:
2. Time to draft your essay/Read "The Land Ethic"
3. Last 15 minutes of class: Listen to "Everything is Connected" Podcast, episode 1
Resources for the lit analysis essay
1. Understand how to properly set up quotes and use parenthetical documentation (in-text citation)
2. Outline your essay
Energy and Place work time
A. Finish Stations from yesterday
B. Introduction to assigned reading (DUE next Monday, 2/9)
Happiness and Meaning work time
1. Mini-lesson on works cited and in-text citations + Time to draft essay
2. Show Ashley your thesis statement by the end of class today!!
"This is the most beautiful place on earth. There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary. A house-boat in Kashmir, a view down Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, a gray gothic farmhouse two stories high at the end of a red dog road in the Allegheny Mountains, a cabin on the shore of a blue lake in spruce and fir country, a greasy alley near Hoboken waterfront, or even possibly for those of less demanding sensibility, the world to be seen from a comfortable apartment high in the tender, velvety smog of Manhattan, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo, Rio or Rome- there's no limit to the human capacity for homing sentiment" -- Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire, pages 1-2.
Starter: Talk to your neighbor about what our Energy and Place project Essential Questions might mean and what you think we will study in this project:
1. How does energy production impact place?
2. How do your sense of place, your environmental ethic, and your understanding of our energy needs influence, your perception of man’s use of Earth’s resources and your own lifestyle decisions?
Learning Goal: Begin to understand the basic elements of the "Energy and Place" project.
***Honors: Meeting today for logistics and troubleshooting
1. Research questions on table tents
2. Documentation binders
3. Artist Statements (What is the purpose and relevance/authenticity of artist statements?)
4. What else do you need for your project?
5. Table tents with research questions and name
Part 1: Energy and Place Project Intro
1. Introduction to Energy and Place project
Part 2: Happiness and Meaning Lit Analysis Work Time
Begin to brainstorm and outline your essay
Resource for the lit analysis
Understand how to write a literary analysis essay
1. Go over your questions about the literary analysis essay and resources therein.
2. Silently read and annotate the student example on page 2 and 3, then discuss these questions with a partner:
3. As a class, Read aloud pages 4 and 5 + Practice writing a thesis statement.
4. Begin to brainstorm and outline your essay
5. 2nd period: Guest Speaker
Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady, Professor of Philosophy at Fort Lewis College
B.A. Linfield College (1994), Ph.D. Purdue University (2000)
Interests: Social & Political Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy
5. 6th Period: Make up work you missed during your 2nd period class today!
1. Time to review seminar prep notes while Ashley checks seminar prep completion
3. When not seminaring, you may refine or complete journals, or begin re-reading the novel you think you want to focus on for your literary analysis essay (The Stranger or your lit circle book).
The lit analysis essay question is the following:
"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." - Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
Does happiness really just mean living a pleasant life where your primary goal is to enjoy yourself? Is the pleasant life really the ultimate goal and the true sign of a purposeful, well-lived life? What about good health, wisdom, meaning in life, spirituality, creativity, authenticity, individuality, giving back to community, ambition, success, leaving a legacy beyond your time in a place or in a lifetime, etc.?
Select one factor (not necessarily from the list above) that you see as a marker of a well-lived life. Use evidence primarily from either The Stranger or your lit circle book as well as evidence from at least one other secondary source, to back up your claims.
Essentially, you are making an interpretation that is PRIMARILY based on the novel you choose about how the character(s) define happiness OR meaning and then either supporting or challenging that claim with evidence from a secondary source from the list below.
**IF there is another theme that stood out in your novel that you really want to explore in your essay that is not as directly tied to "happiness and meaning", feel free to run it by me!
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School