Archive for May 18th, 2011

A Man Made Cold by the Universe

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

by Sherry Simpson.
Probably the best essay written by a person who went to visit Bus 142 to try to figure out what is all meant. Read a cleaned up and illustrated copy here.
simpsononmccandless.pdf

Into the Wild: Reading Guide

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Attached is a copy of the Reading Schedule we will follow for Into the Wild, along with the Reading Journal assignments. Creating your own high quality interpretive questions is really the key to understanding the book, and the key to a remembering stuff for a test!
ITW Reading Guide

Making Meaning with Walden

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Walden is a book that merits a close reading, but you don’t have to read it all in order. Thoreau drops 24 carat nuggets of wisdom along the way that are worth considering all by themselves.
Find 3 nuggets in “Economy,” up to page 65.
Illustrate, using the attached sheets as a model.
Walden Illustrated Quotations
The House Has […]

Good links

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The best general source page for all things Chris McCandless, created and maintained by George Mason University.http://nmge.gmu.edu/textandcommunity/2006/resources.html
Heather Horton is obsessed with the bus. And she’s taken some good photographs.
 http://heatherhorton.blogspot.com/2008/09/journey-to-bus-142-redux.html
Want to figure out about “The Slabs” mentioned in Into the Wild?
They have their own website! Visit
http://www.slabcity.org/info.asp
Warning: You’ll see the darker side of the “free” hipster […]