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31 reviewed resources for transcendentalism literature

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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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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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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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Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Henry David Thoreau and Linda Ronstadt? Ann Tyler and Pete Townshend? Joyce Carol Oates and Pearl Jam? This richly detailed plan pairs classic literature with contemporary music and asks learners to analyze how the theme of conformity is...
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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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Breaking Free From Conformity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students reflect upon how Transcendentalism focuses on individualism. From their belief that God was within every person to their steadfast belief that every man should make decisions based on personal moral values, individualism was...
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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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Thoreau, Emerson, and Transcendentalism

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, 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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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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Poetry of Liberation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do writers use words to protest injustice, challenge the status quo, and shape their own identities? Individuals watch and discuss a video, read author biographies, write poetry and journals, develop a slideshow, and complete a...
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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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Literature of the Gilded Age

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine the subtle shift from romanticism to realism in American literature in the post-Civil War period. After an introduction to the period, they work in groups to research various authors, such as Walt Whitman, Emily...
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Great Philsophers Revisited

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars work together to research the great philsophers of literature. With a focus on Emerson or Thoreau, they describe his ideas of transcendentalism or civil disobedience, respectively. In groups, they create a short video clip...
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Emerson's Essays - Essay Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 12 short answer and essay questions about Emerson's Essays. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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Anonymous Patriots: Songs of the Revolution

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Give your class a deeper understanding of the context and meaning behind early American song lyrics. By reading the lyrics to "Yankee Doodle" and  "Revolutionary Tea," high schoolers will practice analysis by examining the structure and...
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Louisa May Alcott: The Candle and the Mirror

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the life of Louisa May Alcott and create an outline of a biography of her life and times.  In this Louisa May Alcott lesson, students explore the Transcendentalist involvement in the abolitionist movement, relating...
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Dipping Into the Pond: Transcendentalism and Us

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders have a basic comprehension of transcendentalism and a familiarity with the principal propenents of the philosophy. They recognize of the unique role played by Concord, MA in the dispersion of transcendentalism. ...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Pantheist, romanticist, transciendentalist. Introduce young philosophers to the ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson with a video that details his life, his ideas, and his essays.
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In Pursuit of Happiness

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What ideas and philosophies guided the Transcendentalist movement in America? Scholars explore the topic, reading texts by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Additionally, they write essays comparing the authors' structural...
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Emerson's Essays Quiz

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions about Emerson's Essays. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 12 multiple choice questions about Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Students may submit their answers to be scored.