7 Nov. Clark & Presentation Drafting

Featured Image: Ms. Jones, from California, “Our (Almost Traditional) Thanksgiving”

Clark, “Nature, Post-Nature”

Please get into small groups and discuss the following. Be prepared to discuss your findings:
  • 1. According to Clark and/or the trailer from Anthropocene: The Human Epoch why is the language we have inherited to describe the current environmental crisis is “fragile” (Clark 75) or insufficient?
  • 2. What’s the relationship between nature and politics according to Clark and/or the movie trailer? (76)? 
  • 3. What is the Anthropocene? According to Clark and/or the movie trailer, what makes the Anthropocene so hard to represent?


Take 8 or so minutes and respond to the following without stopping:
Develop your presentation topic, i.e. achieving a Green New Deal goal/project choice, through the ideas of one or more of the three authors we have read so far this unit: Carson, Sheldon, or Clark. For example, how does Clark’s defintion of Anthropocene help you to represent cultural consequences of clean energy? How might Rachel Carson’s expressions of integrated ecology help develop claims about ways increased access to education can decrease carbon emissions?

Research: Authoritative Sources

  • 1. What makes a source “authoritative”?
  • 2. Where can I find authoritative sources? Gatech Library

Script Drafting

Create double column script by combining the written response with the images you have started to collect:
  • 1. In double column scripting the image goes on the left and the copy goes on the right as in this example script
  • 2. You can make your script in a tool of your choice, but both Google docs and word have table making options. Alternatively, you can draft these script right in Google Slides OR Power Point
  • 3. As you compile the script, think about how the images and copy fit together to communicate your claim or goal. That is, what sort of structure best fits the story you want to tell in your presentation? What sorts of opening and closing images best grab audiences attention? When moving from slide to slide, also consider how you might use contrast and echoes to help audiences better understand the goal of your presentation.

Collaborative Drafting

Time permitting, let’s get into groups and spend the remainder of class discussion the following:
  • 1. What are your presentation topics, major images, and organizational strategies? What works and why?
  • 2. How do your presentations compliment each others’?

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