Bears Ears Experiential Education Field Trip: Context and Rationale (20 minutes)
Starter (15 min)
Share Stories (15-20 min)
Ashley to introduce “In Search of a Sustainable Classroom” mini-project: (10 minutes)
“Choose your institution carefully because it will shape you as much as you shape it”
We will be spending the next two weeks carefully examining topics that will help us answer the question: What makes a sustainable classroom community? We’ll start with a look at the impact of cynicism on individuals and a community.
I will tell my story about my big brother, Ryan and cynicism relates to the “Keep it simple” definition of sustainability: The practice of indefinitely maintaining processes of productivity —natural or human made-- without degrading the quality of the resources used.
"The Habits of Highly Cynical People" (rest of class)
Read and annotate this article—it will be the basis for a Socratic seminar that is connected to our critical thinking goals for the course this year. Make sure to mark:
1. Finish reading and annotating HoHCP by Monday.
2. Bring your class supplies by Monday.
3. Parents sign Bears Ears experiential education trip permission forms by Friday, August 31st.
Humanities teacher at Animas High School