Week 13

Tuesday April 15
Anthology: Forget Shorter Showers Derrick Jensen, p 410
Anthology: Why Bother? Michael Pollan, p 413
Anthology: Reconstructing Our Desires, Barbara Kingsolver, p 419
Short paper #21

Thursday April 17
David Gessner. Outside Magazine.
Anthology: Imagine a World. Amory Lovins, p 430.
Short paper #22

Tuesday April 22
The Environmental Education group presentation

Thursday April 24
The craft group presentation
The music group presentation
Hand your portfolios in during class on April 24. That is our last class.
Make an appointment to meet with me: here's the link.

Week 12

If you aren't in a group yet, check out the Google Doc where people are listing their groups. Here's the link

Tuesday April 8
The Bee-Loud Glade, pp 77-137.
Short paper #19 
For your short paper, return to the place where you wrote short paper #7, sit in silence and observe nature, then write about the experience.

Wednesday April 9
Meet on the quad in front of Moon Library at 12:45 pm
Wear a tie-dye shirt under a hoodie and bring a friend

Thursday April 10
The Bee-Loud Glade, pp 138-222 
Short paper #20

Week 11

Tuesday April 1
Short paper #17

We need to get into groups for the end-of-the-semester projects. Here's a link to a Google Doc if you want to start planning ahead of time.


Thursday April 2
The Bee-Loud Glade, pp 1-76 
Short paper #18

Week 10

Tuesday March 25  
Finish Gathering Moss
We'll look especially at these chapters:
The Web of Reciprocity, page 100
The Red Sneaker, page 111
The Owner, page 125
The Bystander, page 151

You can watch this talk that Robin Kimmerer gave:
Short paper #15

Thursday March 26
Anthology: The Clan of One-Breasted Women by Terry Tempest Williams, page 261.
By Jennifer Lunden. Published in the September/October 2013 issue of Orion Magazine. 

Short paper #16

After spring break: Week 9

Tuesday, March 18

If you haven't yet met with Janine to figure out your grade, go to this link to make an appointment.

Anthology:
Keeper of the Temple Grounds, Judith Larner Lowry, p 195
Curandera, Pat Mora, p 199
It is Going to Rain, Ofelia Sepeda, p 201
Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign
(Or browse this list and choose something.)
Short paper #13

We'll be reading Gathering Moss next if you want to start reading that book.

Thursday, March 20

The first 99 pages of the book Gathering Moss.
The chapters are mostly stand-alone essays, so you can choose a chapter to focus on for Short Paper #14

Here are the ones we will discuss:

Back to the Pond, page 21
An Affinity for Water, page 35
In the Forest of the Waterbear, page 52
Kickapoo, page 62

Oh, and you should probably read the Preface.


Week 8

Tuesday March 4 Hand in portfolio (11 short papers, plus synthesis project.)  
Be prepared to present synthesis project.

Go to this link to make an appointment to have a conference with Janine.


Thursday March 6
Anthology: 
Discussing Apples, Elsa Gidlow, p 88.
Purging the Canned, Making Room for the Fresh, Gary Paul Nabhan, p 93
Taking Local on the Road, Camille Kingsolver, p 104
Tune of the Tuna Fish, Sandra Steingraber, p 106
Short paper #12

At my conference, I saw some writers we've read


Here's a photo I took at the conference I was at. It's Ursula Le Guin signing a book for me. I said to her, "I just taught your book The Word for World is Forest."

She said, "What? It's about Vietnam. Your students are too young to remember Vietnam."

I said, "Well, there's that whole environmental theme."

She said, "Yeah. I guess that part is still relevant."

I said, "I'd rather teach Always Coming Home but that book is way too long."

She laughed and said, "Yeah."