I’m lucky enough to be able to teach in a small school nestled here at Galliformes Ground Zero. One of my classes, a group of six 11th- and 12th-grade young men, each with a passion for hunting, has been reading A Hunter’s Heart: Honest Essays on Blood Sport (1997; a fantastic collection if you haven’t read it). It’s been wonderful talking with them about well-crafted essays and different perspectives on hunting, especially since I came to it late in life and these boys grew up with it. We’ve had some intense conversations and debates. I’ve learned a lot from listening to them. I wonder if it’s reciprocal.
The culminating project for this unit is for them to make a digital story describing what they’ve learned from hunting. I told them I’d make one, too, and so here’s my crack at it. (Select 1080p if you can, and turn up the volume.)