This activity requires students to use their knowledge of Walden and Transcendental beliefs/values as well as creativity.
To complete the assignment, students must draw and describe a small home for sale on some sort of flyer or advertisement that they create. Students must include information about footage, amenities, location, and price. Furthermore, students must explain why a small and simple home is the best choice out of all the homes on the market, relying on Transcendental values.
Finally, students are encouraged to incorporate some of Thoreau's quotes from Walden in their sales advertisements.
*This activity is aligned with the following Common Core Standards:
*This activity uses the following twenty-first century skills:
critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration (if completed in pairs/small groups)