Reflection: Joy A Walk in the Woods: Understanding Transcendentalism - Section 1: Introduction & Welcome: It's Name Your PC Day!


While not deliberately planned to connect to Emerson, "Name Your PC Day" gave students a chance to look at the overall concept of Identity, as well as the ideas of "Nature" that nature reflects the mood of its viewer. This gave my students a greater conceptual understanding of Emerson's ideas than I could have by simply presenting them in lecture, and engaged the students to talk about their technology--something they always enjoy. 

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A Walk in the Woods: Understanding Transcendentalism

Unit 9: Literacy: Transcendent Impressions in Essays (American Romanticism III)
Lesson 1 of 2

Objective: SWBAT determine and analyze how Ralph Waldo Emerson's point of view develops Transcendentalism over the course of selections from "Nature" and "Self-Reliance" through collaborative discussion.

Big Idea: "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better." -Emerson

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