For the last two weeks, we have studied transcendentalism. We explored some writings by Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. We have discussed at length self-reliance, free thought, optimism, non-conformity, and the importance of nature. What did you learn from these readings? How is transcendentalism applicable to your own life? What ideas do you agree or disagree with? Why?
Spend the first five minutes of class writing.
Ready, set, write!