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Mapping Place, Writing Home: Using Interactive Compositions On and Off the Trail
Kate Reavey, Peninsula College
Students will choose a physical place to study, a site that is close enough to visit at least four times during the quarter/semester. Using writing prompts, text-based research, and close observations in the "field" (the chosen place), students will create a "mashup" of spatially referenced pop-up balloons. These will include researched and narrative prose, citations and links, and some visual images, embedded into a map via Google Earth technology. Through this unique presentation, the research and writing can encourage viewers to better understand the place they have chosen to study.
Bioregion Scale: Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Food Systems & Agriculture, Ecosystem Health, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Pollution & Waste, Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Impact & Footprint, Sense of Place, Social & Environmental Justice, Cultures & Religions, Sustainability Concepts & Practices
Maps and Legends: (Re)placing Composition
Jared Leising, Cascadia Community College
Because maps tell stories, offer perspectives, and make arguments, maps also act as a metaphor for the writing assignments students are given. The writing that students do in this class creates maps to where students have been (writing stories from memory), where they currently are (writing profiles from observations of places), and where they're headed. This course approaches sustainability from the viewpoint of learning to value the places in which we live through listening to and telling stories about those places.
Bioregion Scale: Local Community/Watershed, Campus
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Cultures & Religions, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Sense of Place, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice
Transportation: Waterways to Interstate Highways
Charles Luckmann, Skagit Valley College
Students practice open-ended inquiry, guided inquiry, synthesis and expository writing as they explore personal and public modes of transportation, past and present, in the Puget Sound bioregion. This activity can be adapted to any region.
Bioregion Scale: Regional
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Lifestyles & Consumption, Pollution & Waste, Human Impact & Footprint, Cycles & Systems, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Sustainability Concepts & Practices, Water & Watersheds, Cultures & Religions
Story as a Place Happening Many Times: Imaginative Writing Activity
Nancy Pagh, Western Washington University
Students are encouraged to perceive specific locations within our bioregion as having a life that includes past, present, and future. These activities present ideas for wedding the teaching of "craft" with the teaching of sustainability.
Bioregion Scale: Regional, Local Community/Watershed
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ecosystem Health, Sense of Place, Sustainability Concepts & Practices
Welcome to My Home
Matt Teorey, Peninsula College
Students are encouraged through writing and research activities to discover a greater sense of place and express their increased awareness of local ecosystems and cultural communities.
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice, Human Health & Wellbeing, Sense of Place, Ecosystem Health, Cultures & Religions
Our World, Our Selves
Tim Walsh, South Seattle Community College
Students will understand how ethics and psycho-emotional factors influence our relationship to and our use of the natural world. Students will read, mark, and summarize text and will use writing as a tool to explore the connections between ethics, psychology, and sustainability.
Bioregion Scale: Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Food Systems & Agriculture, Ecosystem Health, Pollution & Waste, Lifestyles & Consumption, Human Impact & Footprint, Social & Environmental Justice, Cultures & Religions
Extending "The Land Ethic" and The Golden Rule to the Whole Biotic Community
Don Foran, The Evergreen State College and Centralia College
A component of an Introduction to Ethics course involving research and reporting on a specific sustainability issue. The class presentation will help the student think about extending Leopold's "Land Ethic" and "The Golden Rule" to the whole biotic community.
Bioregion Scale: Global
Bioregion Topical Vocabulary: Ecosystem Health, Human Impact & Footprint, Ethics & Values, Social & Environmental Justice, Promising Pedagogies:Reflective & Contemplative Practice