This final project concludes the transcendentalism unit I do with my juniors. An essay is the final product, but students are given four choices of topic, and each requires them to connect what they have learned with either the film Dead Poets Society, a song of their choice, or an "experiment" on their own regarding nature or technology. I added an essay assignment I tried this year which requires kids to find examples of transcendentalism in our modern world. I get very good results with each option. I think the choice factor helps, and it's not just another "boring" essay because they have to do something else before they can begin the essay.