Lesson 1 (from Going In)
Dick flies from Kodiak to Anchorage to meet Babe Alsworth, who will fly him to his wilderness homesite. During the flight, Dick comments on the views of the landscape and the wildlife he sees; later, he shares his observations about the wilderness area he will live in. This lesson will explore Dick's role as an observer.
1) Class Discussion: Throughout the chapter, Dick provides specific details on the landscape and wildlife as he journeys toward his wilderness site and sets up camp in Spike's cabin. Discuss with the class the kind of observer Dick is. What details does he provide about the landscape? What does he mean when he says, "This is truly God's country?" How do his journal entries express his thoughts and feelings about living in this place? Does he plan to take photographs of wildlife throughout this year? Why is that...
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