Detailed project AND grading rubric. Students are asked to align the principles of transcendentalism with their choice of contemporary events, art, music, culture, activities, etc. They really like this project as it gives them freedom to find something of interest to them while learning about transcendentalism. They absorb the actual tenets of the intangible (couple centuries ago) philosophical movement much better than when they are getting it in a "lecture only," less engaging format. Very detailed project and rubric so you can grade it as they present. See my Transcendentalism PowerPoint that I show first as an introduction. The Preview page you see is just a picture. The actual assignment with rubric is a full page detailed Microsoft Word document.