This activity is a fantastic way to break up the daily routine and take your class outside! "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." This quote by Thoreau is one of many that will guide your students through stepping into the transcendental life. In our fast-paced lives, how often do we really take the time to look around and appreciate what Emerson and Thoreau focused on every day; the beauty of nature!
I used one class period to complete the activity and the next class period for discussion.