Examining Transcendentalism through Popular Culture -Final Project
as adapted from http://www.readwritethink.org
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.