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Emerson: Nature and Self-Reliance Mini-Unit! *Instagram Activity Included!*
#Transcendentalism #AmericanRenaissance #RalphWaldoEmerson #Nature #Self-Reliance It's ok if you don't understand- because "to be GREAT is to be MISUNDERSTOOD!" In this mini-unit, Ralph Waldo Emerson's two works ("Nature" and "Self-Reliance") are examined and updated to fit your student's needs! Fr
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Emerson's Nature Activities -- Transcendentalism
"Nature" can be tough, but your students will transcend their difficulties with this text by putting Emerson's imagery into a visual representation, answering critical-thinking questions, and analyzing this text word by word with a vocabulary-in-context graphic organizer. Includes: -Excerpt from "N
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Emerson's "Nature" Reading Guide
Transcendentalism can be particularly difficult for students' to understand, specifically the transcendental connection to nature. Use this reading guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature" to help students understand that there is more to nature than the obvious. Guide has comprehension questions,
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Ralph Waldo Emerson's Nature with Annotation Guide
This worksheet asks students to read "Nature," annotate in the margin, and respond to a couple of questions. I recommend that a teacher modify the short response questions at the end because these questions were very specific to my class and instruction.
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Emerson's Nature
This lesson focuses on an excerpt from Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature". Students first watch a biographical youtube video and answer fill-in-the blank statements. They then write a personal motto similar to Emerson's life motto. A short excerpt from "Nature" is included, followed by reading compre
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Emerson's Nature and Self-Reliance Worksheet (or Test) and Detailed Answer Key
This worksheet is a "natural" choice for those instructors who focus on the Romantic Period. A wide range of engaging and thought-provoking questions on this ditto will provide students with the opportunity to use their critical-thinking skills to dissect the essence of Emerson's famous works: Natu
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Annotation of Emerson's "Nature"
This is Rhetorical Annotation worksheet modeled around an excerpt from Emerson's "Nature." Students are asked to consider the given list of rhetorical devices, and then use them to annotate the passage. The worksheet ends in three broad questions about the author's purpose, choice of support, and s
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Transcendentalism BUNDLE - Fun quiz, stations, & activities (Emerson & Thoreau)
This bundle contains ALL of my popular Transcendentalism resources. -Are you a Transcendentalist? Quiz -Transcendentalism Stations -Emerson's "Self-Reliance" Activities -Emerson's "Nature" Activities -Thoreau's "Walden" Activity Check out the individual resources contained in this bundle here!
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Transcendentalism Unit: Teach the Transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau
Teaching Transcendentalism in a way that can actually change students' lives is a powerful concept. This Transcendentalism Unit Plan assesses students' Transcendental levels before the unit, gives text-based challenges throughout the unit, and assesses their levels again after the unit to measure th
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Nature - Close Read - Emerson - Transcendentalism, High School
Help students to narrow their focus when reading Emerson's "Nature." This close reading assignment will get students thinking deeply and returning to the text, improving their skills and understanding in the process! __________________________________________________________________________________

Also included in: Transcendentalism Bundle - Notes, Close Reads Emerson, Thoreau, More!

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Emerson & Thoreau Comprehension Questions
An eye-catching student handout with 8 open-ended questions for Emerson's "Nature" and "Self-Reliance" and 8 open-ended questions for Thoreau's "Walden" and "Civil Disobedience." Includes teacher answer key! *Check out other American literature resources and many 6th-12th grade novel selections in
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Transcendentalism: Introduction to Emerson and Thoreau, 9 Principles
Students are introduced to the major themes of Transcendentalism. Also included are a fun assignment concerning the themes, questions on an excerpt from Emerson's "Nature," biographical info on Thoreau, a brief overview of "Civil Disobedience," three video clips to watch from a recent movie that use
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Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, and Thoreau
Short-answer and multiple-choice questions (12 pages) for Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Minister's Black Veil), Herman Melville (Moby Dick), Ralph Waldo Emerson (Nature, Self-Reliance, Concord Hymn), and Henry David Thoreau (Walden, Civil Disobedience). These are materials are also available as part of t
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Transcendentalism Lecture and Test {Readings in Pearson American Lit Book}
This resource includes: 1. A 44 slide powerpoint which walks through the background of transcendentalism and then excerpts from transcendentalist readings in the Pearson American Experience (2010) literature book. Readings include Emerson's "Nature" and "Self-Reliance" and Thoreau's "Walden" and "C
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High School Reading Comprehension: Paired Passages - Emerson and Wordsworth
An excerpt from Emerson's "Nature" is paired with William Wordsworth's poem "My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold." They are followed by 7 multiple choice questions and 3 open-ended questions. In addition to the answers to the multiple choice questions, the answer key also has explanations and possible
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Transcendentalism Reader
This reader is designed for use as a source book in high-school-level literature or philosophy courses. It contains a selection of writings from leading Transcendentalist thinkers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, as well as biographical introductions to each author. All texts are in the
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American Romanticism Unit
This unit includes worksheets and guided reading from: "Self Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson "Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson "Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" by Nathaniel Hawthorne "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan
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Transcendentalism:  Emerson and Thoreau
This product includes all three lessons on Emerson's Nature, Thoreau's Walden, and Civil Disobedience.
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Transcendentalism- The Ultimate EMERSON and THOREAU Package!
In a pinch and need to help your students understand the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau? Kick back and think about Nature because in just one click it can all be done for you! There are three products available in this bundle that can be found here: Emerson- Nature and Self-
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Transcendentalism, Connect Thoreau & Emerson to Modern Pop Culture, CCSS
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were promoting the ideals of Transcendentalism way back in the mid-1800s and, yet, those same ideas still surround us today in our media and popular culture. When you pause and closely examine the music in your earbuds, the movies in your DVR, and the best
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Lessons in Nature from Ralph Waldo Emerson – Discussion Materials
Make the words of Transcendental philosopher and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson come alive for your students with breath-taking photography in this two-day class discussion activity with optional independent writing activity. This packet includes 12 visually arresting images from nature coupled with qu
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Transcendentalism, Use Duck Dynasty as a Link to the Texts of Emerson & Thoreau
Pull your students into the Transcendental texts of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau by showing them the surprising similarities between those two writers and the cast members of the hit cable-T.V. show Duck Dynasty. The Robertson men love nature, hate the restrictions of society, and de
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Transcendentalism Projects for Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau
This engaging Transcendentalism lesson plan helps students connect with the ideas and beliefs of Transcendentalism and compare these ideas to the real world. Students engage with Emerson and Thoreau and apply their knowledge to a project-based learning assignment. You will get: ⭐1 Tiny House Proj
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Emerson's Self Reliance: Discussion Questions and Poster Project
There is a “true” reality that transcends, or goes beyond, the physical world. People will find truth within themselves, not through logic, religion or the senses. Nature is a doorway to the spiritual world... classic Transcendental theories. Included in this 7 page document are excerpts from Ralp
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