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The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma, Part III
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
To conclude a three-part unit that examines how different writers express their views on the American Puritan tradition, class members compare the views of Ralph Waldo Emerson as expressed in his essay on "Self-Reliance" with those...
The Daoists of Concord: Connecting American Transcendentalism with Chinese Daoist philosophy.
Eleventh graders compare and contrast Chinese Daoism and American Transcendentalism. In this literature lesson plan, 11th graders investigate the structure of the rhetorical modes employed by Emerson and Thoreau as well as the influence...
Romanticism, Transcendentalism, and Gothic Literature
9th - 12th
Introduce viewers to the five "I"'s of Romanticism—imagination, intuition, idealism, inspiration, and individuality—with a colorful presentation that details the concepts of the American Romantic movement and features American poets,...
Transcendentalism and Romanticism in American Literature
9th - Higher Ed
How do transcendentalists believe you must learn about the world? Use this PowerPoint to define transcendentalism and explain reason and intuition. Social, political, and philosophical influences of this time are introduced, and a few...
19th Century Lessons for 21st Century Lives
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The words of Henry David Thoreau on Civil Disobedience seem particularly relevant today, as are his writings and those of other transcendental thinkers who ask what it mean to live deliberately and what are the responsibilities of...
Ralph Waldo Emerson and “Self-Reliance”
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string." After reading Ralph Waldo Emerson’s "Self-Reliance" groups discuss and then individuals reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of being self-reliant. Included in the packet...
African American Voting Rights and the North Carolina Constitution
9th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
To begin a study of voting rights, class members take a sample literacy test that individuals had to pass to be able to vote. They then engage in a WebQuest, investigating the history of African American voting rights in North Carolina.
Transcendentalism and Epiphany in Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine
Twelfth graders examine the characteristics of transcendentalism. In this transcendentalism lesson, 12th graders determine what this type of writing entails before reading a passage from, Ray Bradbury's, Dandelion Wine. They cite three...
Criticism of Modernity: Gandhi's Association with the American Transcendentalists
Eleventh graders explore Gandhi's philosophy links to the works of American Transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau. In this transcendentalism lesson, 11th graders discuss essential questions about civilization and modernity.
Romanticism & Transcendentalism The Intellectual and Social Foundations
10th - 12th
Don’t get lost studying how Romantic thought developed; the information is right here and ready to use. The presentation introduces thorough definitions of the movement, the thoughts of major philosophers, the major works of Romantic...