Beginning of the Year

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."   Plato

This is the opening lesson for the year, for the course.  It sets the tone - and it (and the ideas contained within) gets visited again and again.

The first reading - after the ooomph of the opening lesson is designed to set the tone: open minds, expectations, doing the reading, expect the impossible.

Getting students to continue their deep dive into text - and having them look at a story most of them read two years earlier.  No River is ever the same - because the water is different; we are different.