Monday, December 3, 2012

Emerson's Nature and Daniel Suelo

Please respond  to the first prompt and have your discussion for about 25 minutes for the Emerson reading. Then spend the last half of class discussing Daniel Suelo and the article.  I expect at least a solid papragraph. When you are finished, please ask a question(s). As you are writing, make sure to use specifics from the text to back up your responses and to keep questioning, challenging other people's thinking. I would like your relfection to talk not only about the text, but its application to contemporary society.

1.  Please write your favorite quote from the exerpts of Nature and analyze its significance. (What intrigues you about Emerson's perspective of nature and how humans (should) revere it?  How do you embrace or challenge these notions? 

2.  Spend the last 20 minutes discussing what you agree with and resist when it comes to Daniel Suelo's way of living (see article-"Moab Man...")?  How might his life teach us about how we live today and what we focus on and consume ourselves with?  Again, use specifics.