Day 2

Walden Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Listening to the Pond

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media


    Students will draw upon the text to create an artistic representation of Thoreau's experience at Walden Pond.

    Common Core Standards:



    Divide the class into groups, assigning each group a section of Thoreau's text from Sounds. Each group should locate everything that the author describes hearing in their assigned passage.

    Students will pair each sound from the text with a recording of that sound. Encourage students to use the audio recording function on a phone, Garage Band, Quicktime, or other recording devices. Recordings can be created originally or found from...

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