Hello students! I am out today with the mountain bike team in Eagle. Please read these instructions for today’s class and get to it!
Purpose of today: Mentally get prepared for the Bears Ears trip and understand one of Ashley’s goals for this trip, which is for you all to reflect on the impacts of time in nature on your personal sustainability and overall well-being as well as the powers of nature to connect us to each other!
So, we have two readings which start to get at that, and then I’ll be assigning a few more short readings and journal prompts on the actual trip for you to do that will build on these ideas. Get stoked!
Meet in the Commons 5th period (immediately after lunch) to go over group gear check, among other things, for Bears Ears.
Agenda for today
Step 1: Read the following two articles and for both articles do the following:
Step 2: Get into THREE discussion groups. The sub will do this or you guys can.
Step 3: Part of your participation grade on the trip will be based on the respect you demonstrate for the land/environment. To help prepare you for this, please watch this video about how to visit archaeological ruins/cites/zones with respect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvAuUeJoTIQ
Step 4: Brain Break: 15 minute break ½ through class to do whatever you need to help give you a brain break. Be intentional and thoughtful about what really will be best for you.
Step 5: Ticket out the door-- please write this on a notecard and put your name on it and give to the sub before leaving!
What are you hoping to get out of our Bears Ears experiential education trip? What learning or personal goals do you hope to achieve or what questions do you hope to answer?
5th period: Group Gear Check and labeling and other Bears Ears Prep with Lori and Kyle in the Commons
Humanities teacher at Animas High School