Today's Goal: Develop your own analyses on Thoreau's philosophies. AKA: Get mentally "swoll" for tomorrow's seminar!
Starter 9 (15 minute free-write!)
Research has shown that writing creatively can actually enhance productivity! It's also fun and a nice change of pace from all the heady intellectual conversations we've had (and will continue to have today with seminar prep) about Thoreau.
For the next 15 minutes, just write. You start by writing about the physical space right here and now and everything you can hear/feel/see/smell/touch. Then perhaps bring it to the emotional level: how you are feeling, what's weighing on your mind, how school is going, what you're looking forward to this weekend, etc....
OR write more creatively! What's a story that seems to want to be told? Maybe use the picture above as inspiration for a story
Tomorrow's seminar will be a "fishbowl" style where we'll have an inner and outer circle. The first group to start in the inner circle, will seminar for about 30 minutes while the outer group takes notes to aid in seminar reflection writing. There will be 2 "hotseats" open for anyone from the outer group to hop into at any point. After 30 minutes, we'll switch!
1. Themes v. Binaries mini-lesson
2. Ashley will go over the seminar prep instructions
3. Seminar Prep work time! + Honors let's meet to go over the Hobbes reading!
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School