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Students discover the interaction of American Literature, politics and the environmental movement. They explore the changing concept and philosophy of wilderness, and explain the development of The National Park System. They read sections of Thoreau, Muir, Abbey and Emerson with a set of questions for the students to develop their own essays.
Learners discuss what they know about Rosa Parks and the incident on one of the buses in Montgomery, Alabama. In groups, they discuss and identify where they recieve most of their information. They examine the importance of having a complete and accurate account of events and how that can lead to misconceptions if they do not have all of the facts.