Part 1: Understanding Landscape
For this section, you will be reading and responding to the essays in Part I of A Republic of Rivers, (essays 1-12). These essays cover writing about Alaska and the Yukon during the years 1741-1866. All of the essays are very short excerpts from longer texts. You will also read the poems in John Haines’s collection of poems, The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer. See either the Calendar of Assignments or the individual weekly pages below for more details.
In response to these readings, you will be creating Timeline entries for the Timeline of Writing About Alaska page. You will find instructions for these timeline entries under “How To” in the menu above.