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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Walt Whitman: Journalist and Poet

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Can you love something so much you want to change it? Young patriots investigate Walt Whitman's love of America—and his suggestions to improve it—using primary sources as well as video evidence. Scholars research American issues of the...
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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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The Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Beauty, art, and truth is the creed of the poet, and the Harlem Renaissance was all of those things. Discover the reasons for the great migration north, the poets, musicians, and artists that were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Slides...
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Louisa May Alcott

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore life of author Louisa May Alcott, define Transcendentalism, discuss the children's books Alcott wrote, read two selections she wrote, and compare the writing style of one of her children's stories with a story she...
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Romanticism, Realism and Transcendentalism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Correct two sentences on overhead and complete one analogy,Define word meanings, synonyms, antonyms, variant forms and word parts for five words,interpret ?The Devil and Tom Walker? -respond to teacher-directed questions -discuss...
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Spirit of Nationalism

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What were the virtues and values that helped form America? Pupils watch and discuss a video, read biographies of early Americans, chart the differences between early American religious movements, write journals and letters, draw, and...
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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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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.
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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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Transcending America's Transcendentalists

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders research who the Transcendentalists in American literature were. They answer questions posed by activating, cognitive and summarizing strategies. Students interpret the significance of literary movements as they have...