JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Land of Confusion" by Genesis; "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye]
Describe something you count on in your life. This can be a person (a parent will not move your entire household out of state today while you are at school), an assumption about the physical world (the ground beneath you will not give way so that your next step will land you in free fall for eternity), or a social contract (if you attend and stay out of trouble, you will graduate high school and live a life better than your parents').
What is the benefit of depending on our perceptions of people, the world, and society? What happens when our trust in these is shaken?
2. Emerson presentations wrap-up
3. Weekend essay
4. "A Sound of Thunder"
1. Post Emerson presentation notes (title: EMERSON PRESENTATION NOTES DAY4)
2. Write the Emerson essay and post to your blog (title: EMERSON'S CHILD)
3. Read "A Sound of Thunder" and post a response to your blog (title: AN EARTH-SHATTERING FART)
*NOTE ABOUT TODAY'S TUNES: They are not only topical, but
"Land of Confusion" was released in 1986-- when I was a junior in high
school! The music video features then-president Ronald Reagan, a
Republican who was a former movie actor and starred opposite a
chimpanzee in Bedtime for Bonzo. We lived through that. We will live