2013-2014 Transcendentalist Projects

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.



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


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