Come here to find out the daily blog assignment
Feel free to write about anything related to today's events for your blog. If you want something to start you off, consider one of these themes:
1. Lough Crew: How do the monolithic structures of the Boyne Valley such as the passage tombs your saw at Lough Crew relate to pre-history in Hawaii? What are the similarities and differences between the structures made in these two cultures? How does the ecology and landscape affect the style and architecture of the structures? What about the art? What do you think it means? How does it compare to Hawaiian art (e.g., petroglyphs)? What aspects are already familiar to you? What aspects different?
2. Riding the bus and the Irish landscape. How does this landscape compare to that of Hawaii? What aspects of it are culturally driven? What aspects drive the culture? What do you think about when observing this landscape?
3. Music. Many of you listened to the sounds of American Blue Grass and Irish folk in the evening. Describe the experience and your understanding of the importance of music to the Irish and Hawaiian cultures. What aspects of the evening were your favorite and why?
How to write the Perfect Blog (AKA the 3-Rs of an A-blog)
A perfect blog entry will not only Recall and Reflect on what you, did, observed and felt during the day but will bolster your personal opinions and reflections with Research from outside sources (e.g., class readings from Laulima). A perfect blog will discuss ecology and culture and how they shaped what you experienced on that day. Include both text and images.