BTS First Week / Transcendentalism: "What Is Your Motto?" Writing Assignment

BTS First Week / Transcendentalism: "What Is Your Motto?" Writing Assignment
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#teacherideas #icebreaker #backtoschoolidea #Transcendentalism #RalphWaldoEmerson #SelfReliance

This writing assignment is a clear & simple way to engage your students! From the Roman poet Horace, to Emerson, and even to Woody Allen - they've all produced quotes that are embedded in pop culture today. It's amazing to watch my students' eyes light up, when I explain it this way.

Whether you are neck-deep in Self-Reliance, or just looking for a meaningful first-week-of-school activity, do yourself a favor and give it a try!

Suggested Use:

- Take-home or in-class

- 7th - 12th grade appropriate

- First week back to school activity

- Icebreaker activity

- With Transcendentalism Unit

- With Emerson's Self Reliance

What's Included:

- Pop culture and historical context for quotes we use today

- Two-part instructions

- Grammar, punctuation and MLA reminder

- Ready-to-go formatting for easy handout

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Laura (a.k.a. Apples For Literature)

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1 page
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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