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Examining Transcendentalism through Popular Culture
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Eight 50-minute sessions|
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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December 07, 2016
My students researched the song lyric example handout. Exactly how is the Lady Gaga song related to Transcendentalism? Are you making a connection to "non-conformity?" It is a racy and highly sexual song, so my students and I are wondering what the connection is. Thank you.
Lisa Fink, RWT Staff
March 05, 2012
The link to the Theory to Practice does take you to the NCTE site. However, the article is linked for free in the preparation section of the plan: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson320/EJ0922Multigenre.pdf. Best of luck to you - lisa
February 15, 2012
The article, "Multigenre, Multiple Intelligences, and Transcendentalism" by Colleen A. Ruggieri, is said here to have been made available, but the link prevents one from opening the full article without purchasing a subscription to the NCTE Journal.
April 03, 2011
I am a first time teacher un-credentialed and struggling. This web site and this particular lesson has helped me tremendously!
January 13, 2011
I love this approach to teaching American transcendentalism! I used Fight Club, Into the Wild, and some music sources to teach transcendentalism in popular culture, and the students (especially my boys) really connected to it. Thanks for the great resources! :)
Lisa Fink, RWT Staff
December 17, 2010
Thanks for your suggestion! We did some work to the lesson plan and added additional resources. Let us know what you think!
November 23, 2010
This would be much better if you actually provided songs, comics, etc.
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