After studying the philosophies of Emerson and Thoreau that embrace the ideals of simplicity and the value of nature, it's time for students to decide what their perfect day would look like. Using their creative skills, they will have a chance to explain their choice in a simple, entertaining way by following the steps on this handout. Using photos, clipart, or artwork, along with a short explanation of their choice, this mini assignment gets them thinking about what truly brings them happiness and fulfillment. A sample of the project is included (answer key). A detailed rubric is also included. Some teachers may use this assignment as a chance for students to showcase their work as well as discuss their choices.