In Stephen Vincent Benet’s fantasy you’ll accompany John, the narrator, as he catches glimpses of a past civilization. Using what you know of world history, jot down some of the reasons why civilizations might disappear. What role do people play in their destruction?
Write about a time when you felt that someone was only seeing/understanding one side of you, or a group you're associated with. How did you feel? What do you wish that person had known about you?