How Have Nonconformists Contributed to Society?

This How Have Nonconformists Contributed to Society? activity & project also includes:

"Whoso would be a man, must be a noncomformist." Or so said Ralph Waldo Emerson in his "Self-Reliance" essay. Class members are encouraged to explore the goodness of a nonconformist and decide for themselves if this person deserves "immortal palms" and "the suffrage of the world." You might remind your investigators that, as Emerson noted, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds . . ." 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage presenters to adopt the personae of their subjects

  • A great way to encourage individuals to that their actions can make a difference
  • Also included in the packet are teacher materials with more detailed instructions and a project rubric
  • The rubric can be edited to include additional factors

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