I'm currently writing a course on "Journeys." The units will be something like physical, spiritual, group, and individual journeys. Any ideas for books, lessons, etc. are greatly appreciated. Books that come to mind are:
Bryson, A Walk in the Woods
Coelho, The Alchemist
Abbey, The Journey Home
Please note also that I work with "alternative" high school students. Hence, I try to avoid "traditional" literature (except when my literature-purist side kicks in) because they all arrive from very different places with very, very different exposure levels to a colorful array of the "required" high school readings. As an attempt to keep the material fresh, I often look for readings they would not have ever seen. That also means it's frequently stuff that I haven't seen either (which makes it somewhat difficult for me to find). Any help is appreciated.