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69 reviewed resources for transcendentalism

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Transcendentalism

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Explore transcendentalism through American literature. Learners examine the setting of Henry David Thoreau's Walden through a series of excerpts and photographs. This lesson includes a review that discusses the pros and cons of its...
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Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Tackle Transcendentalist literature with these questions. This resource provides 14 essay questions that cover different works by Thoreau and Emerson. Class members may also access an online quiz on the selection using the link at the...
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The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma, Part III

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
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...
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Transcendentalism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Introducing your honors and AP students to Transcendentalism? Consider using this 13-slide presentation that offers an overview of transcendentalist beliefs and concepts. Although no writings are included as examples, the explanations...
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Louisa May Alcott | Transcendentalism

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Readers may not immediately think of transcendentalism when they consider Little Women, but its tenets of self-reliance, civil disobedience, and progressivism were major influences on Louisa May Alcott and her body of work. Learn more...
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Transcendental Numbers

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Here is a resource that transcends expectations. Scholars watch a video in the Numberphile "Pi" playlist to learn about transcendental numbers. The video uses a game to explain how to classify numbers as either algebraic or transcendental.
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The Scarlet Letter and Transcendentalism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Enhance your unit on The Scarlet Letter with a thorough and applicable lesson. Learners use the anchor text in this unit plan that asks them to consider the Transcendental concepts intertwined within Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale.
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TIME Magazine: Walt Whitman

For Students 7th - 9th
Include this activity about Walt Whitman's immortal "O Captain! My Captain!" in your poetry or transcendentalism unit. Containing a short biography about Whitman as well as the text of the poem, the worksheet prompts learners to answer...
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Transcendentalism and Romanticism in American Literature

For Teachers 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...
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19th Century Lessons for 21st Century Lives

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
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...
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Transcendentalism Terms

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Abolitionist, imperialism, oversoul, renaissance, and transcendentalism. Beginning a study of Emerson and Thoreau? Of Romanticism and the Transcendental Movement? If so, here are five terms your class members will need to know. A...
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“Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

For Students 10th - 12th
“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” Readers not only identify aphorisms in Emerson's "Self Reliance," but also find evidence of transcendental elements contained in the essay. They also demonstrate consistency...
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Romanticism & Transcendentalism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Don't spend hour researching how Romanticism and transcendentalism build off each other, when this PowerPoint is available. Designed for the AP level, the presentation's information moves from definitions of the movements, to...
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Transcendentalism and Epiphany in Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the characteristics of transcendentalism. In this transcendentalism lesson plan, 12th graders determine what this type of writing entails before reading a passage from, Ray Bradbury's, Dandelion Wine. They cite...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson and “Self-Reliance”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
 "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...
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Land Use and Lawmaking in California

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson to analyze transcendentalism and analyze photographic essays depicting environmental issues. In this art and history instructional activity, students read excerpts of Nature by Emerson to...
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Unit 3 English III

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Who were the writers of the American Romantic period? What inspired them? What themes did these writers address? How does romanticism differ from transcendentalism? Such are the questions addressed by this six week American Literature...
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American Transcendentalism and Buddhism:

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study American transcendentalism through readings of Emerson and Thoreau. They make cognitive connections to the similarities to Buddhism in these writings. The connection of the literary movement is explained in the art of the...
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Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 13 multiple choice questions based on the Transcendentalist literary movement. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet

For Students 7th - 11th
"Things are not what they seem" in this poetry activity, which discusses Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life." Your students will see the world through the eyes of the transcendentalists after analyzing the meaning, context,...
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The Daoists of Concord: Connecting American Transcendentalism with Chinese Daoist philosophy.

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders compare and contrast Chinese Daoism and American Transcendentalism. In this literature lesson, 11th graders investigate the structure of the rhetorical modes employed by Emerson and Thoreau as well as the influence of...
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Transcending America's Transcendentalists

For Teachers 11th
See how much your class knows about American Transcendentalism and the authors who were part of this movement. Begin with an anticipatory set of questions, then assign authors to learners. Each person looks up biographical information on...
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Romanticism, Transcendentalism, and Gothic Literature

For Students 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,...
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The Evolution of Transcendentalism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Key concepts, major writers, and historical events related to Transcendentalism are explored in a student-produced PowerPoint about this movement. The presentation could be used as an introduction to a unit or as a model that class...

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