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In this lesson, students will explore the writings of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, and Robert Frost to identify common themes. They will write t responses to a piece of their choice, highlighting a theme that is prevalent throughout the literature and using evidence to support their analysis of that theme. This will scaffold to the following mulit-genre project. This lesson should take four 90-minute class periods or eight 50-minute class periods, depending on how many pieces chosen by the teacher.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


American Literature Transcendentalism



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