Information for Transcendentalist Project

Examining Transcendentalism through Popular Culture -Final Project

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Look at all the resources in pop culture that you have access to. You can consider genres such as sitcoms, television dramas, children’s
cartoons, movies, commercials, newspaper editorials, and so forth.
• Provide an example for each of six characteristics of transcendental thought.
• Choose a different quotation for each category. You  can repeat the sources that you choose but should find different
example quotations or actions.  All quotes should come from RWE, HDT, or MLK (Dickinson and Fuller are possibilities as well).
• Look for examples from multiple genres. Include at least three different genres in your project. (Not all movie clips or editorials or comics).
• Be sure that you provide explanations for the quotations or examples that you’ve chosen that show why each is an example
of transcendentalist thought. Explanations and bibliography will be due on turn-it-in by  8 am on 1/18/12.

Your presentations will still be due beginning Friday in Class.


Examples of Student-Selected Song Titles and Artists that Reflect Transcendental Thinking

An article that includes examples of Transcendentalism in pop culture

Excerpts from Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” and “Nature

Examples of explanations of found items


3 thoughts on “Information for Transcendentalist Project

  1. David Ruymen January 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm
  2. olson14 January 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I’m sorry if this is in the wrong spot, but this is Amanda’s (my) project.

  3. Ms. Bernier January 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

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