TRANSCENDENTALISM: Essential Essays of Emerson and Thoreau

AP* Literature Teaching Units

Reproducible curriculum unit


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By the end of this unit, students will be able to: analyze the significance of the included essays within the context of Transcendental philosophy; trace the development of the themes found in the essays, including: independence and individuality, the role of Nature, and the primacy of the individual conscience; explain how the authors’ backgrounds emerge in the themes of their essays; analyze the ways in which tone and diction contribute to the meaning of the essays; analyze the ways in which syntax lends itself to tone construction; and explain how biblical, classical, and historical allusions contribute to the overall meanings of the essays. 70 pages. ©2008.

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