Think about experiences you have had
in outdoor environments. What shaped the experience of the place you visited?
What caught your attention? What unique smells or sounds were part of the
experience? What emotions did the trip inspire: excitement, boredom, happiness,
|Choose a partner. First, one of you will
describe briefly a travel experience. Bring your description to life with
evocative words and phrases. While the first person shares his or her
experience, the other should take notes. Then, switch partners and repeat the
|When you and your partner have shared your
descriptions, work together to compile a list of evocative words and phrases
that capture the essence of the travel experiences. Write these on 3 x 5 cards,
one word or phrase per card, and give the cards to your teacher.
|Your teacher will mix up all the cards and
give you a chance to choose 5 from the class collection.
|Work with a new partner. Click the notepad
to use the words you and your partner drew to write 2 or 3 sentences defining
or describing wilderness. You must use all 10 words. Share your definitions
with your classmates in a brief discussion on the meaning of wilderness.
|Now, click the film to
see a pictures of national park lands in Alaska. As you reflect on the pictures
decide: "Does this fit my definition of wilderness?" Under each picture briefly
note the reasons for your evaluation.
|Now, refine your own definition of
wilderness to post on a bulletin board in class. Then, click back to the
Process Page to complete Step 2.