“Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” Readers not only identify aphorisms in Emerson's "Self Reliance," but also find evidence of transcendental elements contained in the essay. They also demonstrate consistency by crafting a summary of each paragraph of the piece. No little minds here.

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Pros

  • Readers are asked to make personal connections to Emerson's philosophy and explain how these ideas might operate in their own lives
  • A carefully scaffolded approach to a transcendental treasure
Cons

  • Although the worksheet references pages from a specific text, Emerson's essay is readily available online