1. Finish up Thoreau Day 2: Work on the following questions with your group for the first half hour of class:
Bottom left page of your text:
- How is time but a stream he goes a-fishing in? What is the whole idea behind drinking at it?
- Why is the stream shallow?
- How/why does the thin current slide away?
Make sense of this sentence: “I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars.”
After that sentence, it is as if we fall into the stream of eternity and have become new, once again, innocent—what is going on in the next three sentences?
“I cannot count one” to “as the day I was born”?
Question 4: How does the intellect rift its way into the secret of things?
Put what Thoreau is saying about reality into your own words.
Include two text-to-text or text-to-self connections.
3. With your group, review the main ideas and key concepts of your assigned writer/text:
- Abbey: Culture vs. Civilization
- Olson: The Thing Itself
- Watts: Maya & Relativity
- Thoreau Day 1
- Thoreau Day 2
Add your findings and review to the Reality in Review Slides and be ready to present it with your group.
- Thoreau Questions
- Reality in Review Slides