Category Archives: G Period

American Dream Interview Questions from Class



Did you go to college?

How were you raised?

Is money important to you?

Are you married?

Where are you from?

What is your current occupation?

What would do with a lot of money?

Any kids?

Do you own a house?

What kind of neighborhood do you live in?

Where does your money come from?

Were your parents born in the US?

Do you have any accomplishments that you would want to talk about?

Do you want your kids to have a better life than you?

Are you happy with everything you have now?

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Has your opinion of the American Dream changed overtime?

Have you held more than one job in your life?

Does what society believes is the American Dream influence your opinion on it?

Does your view of the American Dream differ from what your parents view of the American Dream was? Grandparents view?

Do you believe that you accomplished your version of the American dream?


Last Year’s Question 


2013-2014 Transcendentalist Projects

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.



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

Year-long projects – planning for the year

Ms. Bernier’s Project Map  – Check out the work I’m doing on Sylvia Plath – and how I would organize my project. 





What is metacognition? Simply put, metacognition is the self-realization of knowing about how you think. Metacognition is the process of discovering how you make decisions and why you make them. It is the personal exploration of your patterns of thought, the uncovering of your thinking processes. Knowing how you think and make decisions is crucial in your learning process because your awareness allows you to self regulate and become independent. Continue reading

Cover Page for American Literature Project

Cover Page Check List

11th Grade Projects

mlastyle (hand out from class)


Total project will be 2100 words.

Research Topics

Brainstorm Document on American Lit Projects

American Lit – MakeUp Questions

Vonnegut Socratic Seminar Make-up Questions 

Due Dates for Author-Multi-Genre Project

Due Dates Listed Here 


Updated 5/23/2013

Annotated bibliography

Examples of annotated bibliography.