Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Introduction to Transcendentalism and "Self-Reliance" - Section 2: Transcendentalism Concept Chart


Why use a concept chart versus traditional notes? Charts provide visual appeal which traditional notes do not, helping visual learners by making connections more clear.

It's important to offer a wide variety of entries into knowledge to meet the needs of all learners; thus some lessons feature traditional notes, others physical activities (the movement of our previous debate), others artistic interpretations (our visual metaphors for essays in an early persuasive writing lesson), and so on. Using different methods of instruction takes time, but anything which helps students grow is worth it.

  Chart versus Notes
  Diverse Entry Points: Chart versus Notes
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Introduction to Transcendentalism and "Self-Reliance"

Unit 4: Text Structure and Language Use in Informational Texts
Lesson 2 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to identify the key ideas of transcendentalism by taking notes and analyzing Emerson's "Self-Reliance."

Big Idea: Be yourself. Stay optimistic. Distrust society. Learning about transcendentalism.

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