We have a natural impulse to control the world around us. Sometimes, we succeed; sometimes, we fail. Who is fated to ultimately have control, and what can we learn about ourselves and our world through these stories?
For centuries, writers of all genres have reflected upon the subject of nature. From the musings of poets to the meditations of philosophers, many have discussed how humanity relates to nature. Use these texts to prompt students to explore the many ways we can view nature.