Kind of Activity:
Students will attempt to comprehend the nature of contemplation as described by Thoreau through the virtual setting of Walden Pond.
Common Core Standards:
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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