Complete a practical social-ethical project in the field as participant observers, in which project they develop the ability to apply general knowledge to an understanding of specific actions in the world, and, conversely, the ability to abstract from the specifics of action in the world to the theoretical.
Participant observation is the practice of learning from a culture through taking part in its activities and making conclusions about the culture based upon that experience. Your assignment is to partake in popular US culture or US subcultures by utilizing two-spirit Indigenous teachings to structure and analyze your future nature experiences. Pick an instance in the coming week in which you will experience and observe the natural world around you. Let a class reading lead you to newly experience nature. Answer the following prompt:
Putting senses or metaphors/similes in every sentence, vividly describe a brand new experience of nature on page one; then on page two both compare and contrast your ethnic religious/philosophical understanding of that same nature experience with insights gained from a class Native American reading.