Transcendentalism Unit: Teach the Transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau

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Teaching Transcendentalism in a way that can actually change students' lives is a powerful concept. This Transcendentalism Unit Plan assesses students' Transcendental levels before the unit, gives text-based challenges throughout the unit, and assesses their levels again after the unit to measure their Transcendentalism growth. This unit is designed to help with mindfulness, self-reliance, and connecting with nature.

Each challenge throughout the Transcendentalism Tracker Booklet takes the most import lines from Emerson and Thoreau and gives students a chance to put these words into practice.

Not only will students make real-world connections, but they will also gain close-reading and test-based question practice through my abridged versions of Emerson's Nature, Self-Reliance, and Thoreau's Walden.

You will get:

⭐A "hook" to introduce Nature

⭐A Transcendentalism tracker

⭐Background on Emerson

⭐An abridged version of Nature

⭐Nature activities

⭐Tone and Mood in nature activity

⭐Nature-based challenges inspired by Emerson

⭐A "hook" to introduce Self-Reliance

⭐An abridged version of Self-Reliance

⭐Test-prep like questions for Self-Reliance

⭐Self-reliance based challenges inspired by Emerson

⭐Nature journal space and 10 nature journaling prompts

⭐Background on Thoreau

⭐A "hook" to introduce Walden

⭐Abridged versions of Walden chapters

⭐Walden close reading guides

⭐Walden activities

⭐Challenges inspired by Walden

⭐3 essay prompts to tie Emerson and Thoreau together

⭐3 project-based learning choices for Emerson and Thoreau

⭐Answer keys and examples

✅While you can pick and choose from this unit, if you do all of the activities and project, this unit will take around 3 weeks to complete.

✅This unit can be printed or used digitally. It works in Google Classrooms, Microsoft Classrooms, and with an LMS.

⚠️ While you don't need to do all of the activities outdoors, a few can only be completed outdoors. I have tried to provide backup plans for when the weather doesn't cooperate.

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3 Weeks
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