Transcendentalism can be particularly difficult for students' to understand, specifically the transcendental connection to simplicity.
Use this reading guide to Henry David Thoreau's Walden to help students understand the Transcendental belief in necessity over luxury. Guide focuses on three excerpts from Where I Lived and What I Lived For, Brute Neighbors, and Conclusion.
Guide has comprehension questions, background and context questions, figurative language analysis, quotation connection questions, and MORE!
This is a great guide to get students thinking about the many levels of Transcendentalism.