the Future: Journey of the Land
the current community of Millarville. They surveyed why their families
moved here, they looked at what the community has become, the physical
structures, and they surveyed
the community. "How do you envision Millarville of the future?"
Students once again returned to the land and again wrote from the perspective
of the landscape. When you read the voices of the land, look for the knowledge
that is imbedded in the students' writing. With this knowledge and perspective,
the students explored the impact that future
development might have on the land.
of the Land"
Sorrow in our
by Sasha, Grade 3
The animals that once roamed
on this land are almost gone and we feel sorrow in our hearts because
of it. They are gone because some people are careless of nature. Bison
have almost vanished and the tall trees beside me are gone. I am the only
tree standing in this spot and the bare patches beside me have no trees.
I hope I don't get cut down because I want to grow tall and point to heaven.
I Feel Really
by Levi, Grade 2
I feel really old thinking
about all that is going to be happening. People might take away my territory,
they might cut me down. I felt lonely in the beginning but then people
were here in tipis and houses and I felt better because I had company.
But now I am worried because the people might dig me away. They might
take my spot and I would be gone.
by Morgan, Grade 3
Before the land
was peaceful, green grass, lots of trees. Now houses are here. Nothing
was here before except trees, grass and freedom. Now there are schools,
houses, highways, fences, wells, construction, ball fields, parking lots.
I hear motorcycles, people talking and machines. I feel terrible about
the changes. Are we wrecking the land?
I Am Sad
by Garrett, Grade 2
I am sad. I am the only tree
that I can see. All the trees got cut down. Now all I have are the blades
of grass below. I am worried about the future. I might be cut down.