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Geography of a Day AT


 
 
 
 
 


Camp Flint Hills Wednesday,
July
13,
2011
 By
Vicki
Sherbert


Ron
handed
us
a
nifty
way
to
remember
the
five
themes
of
Social
 Studies:

Thumb
–
Place;
Pointer
–
Location;
Middle
Finger
–
Movement;
 Ring
Finger
–
Regions;
Pinky
–
Human‐Environment
Interaction.

 Focusing
on
the
pinky,
he
asked
us
to
think
about
interactions
and
 changes
that
have
come
in
and
out
of
our
lives
to
bring
us
to
where
we
 are
today.

Vicki
lamented
(griped
about)
the
destruction
of
Mutton
 Hollow
Park
in
Branson,
MO.

Tammy
wrote
about
her
move
from
Texas
 to
Kansas
and
how
she
loved
both
places.

She
is
now
proud
to
be
a
yellow
rose
among
the
 sunflowers
in
Kansas.

Mary
Kris
shared
that
her
maiden
name,
Kramer,
has
been
said
to
 mean
“handler
of
little
things”.

She
told
of
the
hardware
store
that
had
been
in
her
family
 for
generations
and
the
legacy
of
handling
small
things.

Ellen
told
of
her
family’s
frequent
 relocation
to
different
houses
and
how
she
feels
a
connection
to
the
places
she
has
lived.

 Though
she
knows
it’s
not
personal,
she
takes
offense
when
humans
interact
in
a
negative
 way
with
the
environment
of
her
previous
home.

 
 Todd
brought
a
copy
of
the
book
Learning
to
Die
in
Miami
by
Carlos
Eire
that
he
had
 mentioned
to
us
on
Monday.


 
 Judy
provided
further
examples
of
human‐environment
interaction
in
her
Teacher
 Demonstration,
“Revising,
in
Their
Own
Terms
or
Less
Is
More:
How
to
Grade
Student
 Writing
and
Still
Have
a
Life”.

In
this
demonstration,
she
chronicled

 
 “The
Evolution
of
Writing
Instruction”
 



 
 In
order
to
avoid
“Slow
Death
by
Red
Ink”
and
“Torture by Peer Revision”,
Judy
shared
how
she
 taught
the
six
traits
as
part
of
the
writing
process
and
helped
her
students
do
focused
 revision
guided
by
student‐created
rubrics.

Student
papers
were
then
graded
by
the
 success
of
focused
revision.

Though
a
hard,
time‐consuming
process,
Judy
told
of
the

 



growth
she
saw
in
the
writing
of
her
students.

Campers
completed
CRTD’s,
giving
their
 feedback.
 
 
 After
lunch,
Judy
guided
everyone
to
the
NWP
website,
a
rich
source
of
information
about
 the
teaching
of
writing.


 
 
 



 Tara
Baillargeon,
Head
of
Graduate
and
Faculty
Services
at
Hale
Library,
helped
the
FHWP
 humans
interact
with
the
online
search
environments.

After
explaining
other
tools
that
are
 helpful
for
those
seeking
graduate
degrees,
the
campers
left
Bluemont
Hall
for
a
new


 




 (location):
 Hale
Library.
 
 
 
 Upon
returning
from
a
helpful
and
inspiring
tour,
campers
read
from
Because
Writing
 Matters,
dug
into
their
demos,
and
conducted
research.

After
an
inspiring
day,
everyone
left
 for
his
or
her
bunks
to
rest
and
refresh
before
tomorrow
returning
to
this
wonderful

 
 


(place).



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