Our next unit is called “Anywhere but Here” and it is built around the literature of travel. We’re going to use travel literature as a platform to inquire into how individual experiences of culture can teach us about more global experiences of culture. We’re also going to explore the concept of identity through the AOI Environments. In Unit 2, we explored how identities form and reform within the context of communities. In this unit, we will examine this formation and reformation of identity as individuals encounter different cultures on a transitory basis; and what happens when the interactions become understandings that endure.
Have a look at these materials and let your curiosity loose! Be ready to share your questions on Monday, Jan 21st.
Watch this entertaining video:
Read this travel essay on Easter Island.
Have a look at this feature story about how travel helps us to see interconnectedness.