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Transcendentalism, Use Duck Dynasty as a Link to the Texts of Emerson & Thoreau

Transcendentalism, Use Duck Dynasty as a Link to the Texts of Emerson & Thoreau
Transcendentalism, Use Duck Dynasty as a Link to the Texts of Emerson & Thoreau
Transcendentalism, Use Duck Dynasty as a Link to the Texts of Emerson & Thoreau
Transcendentalism, Use Duck Dynasty as a Link to the Texts of Emerson & Thoreau
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Pull your students into the Transcendental texts of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau by showing them the surprising similarities between those two writers and the cast members of the hit cable-T.V. show Duck Dynasty.

The Robertson men love nature, hate the restrictions of society, and definitely march to their own beat. This worksheet will make students “happy, happy, happy” as they link quotes from the Robertsons to the same ideas expressed in the 1800’s texts of Emerson and Thoreau, leaders of the Transcendentalism movement. I like to have students work in teams of two before we discuss the answers as a class, but you could also use this worksheet as a homework assignment.

The two-page PDF includes a student handout and a separate answer key.

Want more materials to use with your unit on Transcendentalism or American Romanticism?
Click HERE for an overview lecture on Romanticism
Click HERE for an end-of-unit lesson on Modern Transcendentalism
Click HERE for a team activity connected to Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay, "Nature"

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