Write a STORY that tells readers something about your experiences with nonhuman nature and your understanding of environmental or climate issues.

Assignment 1: Environmental Literacy NarrativeEnglish 1101This essay asks you to think about the acquisition and sharing of knowledge about the environment, and familiarity with specific local or regional ecosystems, as a form of literacy adjacent cultural and civic literacies. Reflect on your own experiences:with/in nature or in a particular wild or outdoor spaceyour understanding of climate issues affecting the places where you or your loved ones live or have lived; oryour level of concern about global environmental problems.Examine your relationship with the natural or nonhuman world around you and ask yourself how and why you know the things you know about it. In what areas of ecology, foodways, conservation, land managements, recreation, or stewardship are you literate? What knowledge or skills do you think you will need to navigate an uncertain ecological future? Finally, what do you think you might learn about yourself through your understanding of the planetary?OBJECTIVEWrite a STORY that tells readers something about your experiences with nonhuman nature and your understanding of environmental or climate issues. The story should clarify the connections between your past influences, your present state, and your future goals as a citizen of a global community.Before you get started, review Chapter 1: Myths and Multiplicities in the 1101 Guide to First-Year Writing (Top Hat). Pay special attention to the material on discourse communities and multiliteracies. How, for instance, is a local environment like a community? How is specialized knowledge (scientific, agricultural, survivalist, etc.) or localized knowledge (such as regional foodways or histories of place) of the environment a form of literacy? What role does information literacy play in people’s awareness of or concern for environmental problems?Select a moment in your life that may have shaped your own environmental consciousness to describe to readers as an example of your response to the above questions. For instance, did you take a trip with your family that made you love the ocean, or the mountains, or the forest? Did you learn the names of local plants and animals from someone in your family? Do you feel like you know more about environmental problems far away than you do about those in the U.S. or in the South? Less? Why is that? Have you seen firsthand an instance of environmental damage, pollution, or destruction?Organize your thoughts about this experience into narrative components. Pose questions to yourself that help you contextualize your experience in light of the topics we’ve been exploring through class readings and discussions. Make sure that your story has:CharactersSettingCompelling detailsEvents/ActionIdentify a broad statement that sums up why you are telling your story; make a claim about your life and experience.Return to the examples of environmental literacy narratives from course readings and think about how they are organized, as well as how their subtle arguments are framed by storytelling elements.Compose a STORY/NARRATIVE that makes the point you determined for #4 by telling this story using lots of details. Readers should come to understand where you fall in the discourse on global climate change and human-made environmental problems as a result of your telling this story.(Optional) Transform your story with visual aids, music, annotations, etc. by adapting it into a 3-minute TikTok. This process will likely involve abbreviating your narrative and practicing it to get it to the right length. Under no circumstances should you try and create this video without doing the writing and planning first.
REQUIREMENTSA 3-page/ 3-minute long narrative that includes:A clear articulation or way of understanding the PURPOSE of your storyCompelling and appropriate evidence from your experienceSpecific details and effective storytellingA coherent organizational structure that supports your focusA clear connection between your claim and the course themeProofreading/Polished ProductionWHENDue on iCollege by 9/17