Good writing/Great writing–a visual

Well, I’m a strong visual learner so this recent post on the Brain Pickings blog kind of fascinated me. See if you don’t agree that visuals can help explain complexities.

Explainer–Elucidator–Enchanter

 

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The Blog of Henry David Thoreau

If Henry Thoreau had blogged, it might have looked like this:

The Blog of Henry David Thoreau  http://blogthoreau.blogspot.com/

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Henry David Thoreau’s journals were about as close to blogging as anything could have been in his time. Blogger Greg Perry has been selecting portions of Thoreau’s journals, and posting them on the day of the year they were written, but from various years. He expects to do this until an entire year has been posted.

Greg’s blog is also a great site for browsing all things “Thoreau.”

Teachers—a rather cool idea–engage your students into imagining what other characters in history–not necessarily writers, naturalists, or journalists–might have “blogged” in their day and time. Brings a whole new perspective into engagement with historical characters, and blogging as a medium of expression.

Fascinating!