The Legacy of Emerson and Thoreau

Eleventh graders are introduced to Transcendentalism through the writing of Emerson and Thoreau. They keep a journal in which they respond to quotes and prompts. Students write longer essays on conformity, being alone and a "field trip" to the woods. They research an individual or movement influenced by the work on Thoreau and the beliefs of Transcendentalsim.

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