"This is the most beautiful place on earth. There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carriers 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 Task: Free write or draw a place that you find beautiful or that holds significant meaning to you. Think about why you find it beautiful or why it is important to you.
Learning Goal: Understand the basic elements of our last project, "Energy and Place"
1. Energy and Place Project Overview + Time for Q and A
Organization of process work + Google doc folder orientation
2. Group Activity--> Stations: to introduce various concepts related to our project.
3. Ashley’s read-aloud of her example personal sense of place essay.
4. Critique: Does my essay meet the project task description? How so?
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School