Day 4

Walden Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Practicing Contemplation

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play

    Objective:

    Students will attempt to comprehend the nature of contemplation as described by Thoreau through the virtual setting of Walden Pond.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7

    Structure:

    Thoreau belongs to the literary movement of American Romanticism and also practiced the philosophy of Transcendentalism. Contemplative meditation, according to the transcendentalists, could elevate a person from the mundane world into a more spiritual plane, and communion with nature was essential to medication.

    Suggest to the class that they experience transcendental meditation with a video (1:28 minutes) of...

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