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Honors 11: Emerson and Thoreau + Poetry Explication

We began the day by discussing “On the American Scholar” and debriefing the debate from yesterday. We also took notes on Ralph Waldo Emerson. You were then given a poetry assignment regarding two of Thoreau’s poems titled “My Life Has … Continue reading

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Honors 11: The American Scholar

After we recapped the ultimate purpose of Thoreau’s “Men Say They Know Many Things”, we read silently this 2011 NY Times article by Gary Gutting titled “What is College for?” I then broke you up into two sides of an … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Thoreau and Emerson

We first shared our timelines in super groups and then turned them in to the inbox. After, we refreshed our memories surrounding “Civil Disobedience” by H.D. Thoreau and its ultimate message to readers. We then read his short poem titled … Continue reading

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Honors 11: “Civil Disobedience”

We spent the hour discussing in small groups and as a class Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” or “Resistance to Civil Government” after taking brief notes on HDT. Good convo. We will continue tomorrow after we share your timelines in … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Intro to Transcendentalism

We started today by going through this quick introduction to the ideas associated with Transcendentalism after going through the Into the Wild unit calendar. We took notes. I then assigned this “Who are you?” Timeline to be completed for Tuesday … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience

After a brief discussion, you were given these questions to complete regarding Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”. We continued our conversation with Thoreau’s piece. Afterwards you were given the poem “Men Say They Know Many Things” to annotate. Your “Who Are You?” … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Transcendentalism Introduction

Today, we began by taking some notes on the attached PowerPoint (a brief introduction to Transcendentalism). After you were assigned the “Who Are You?” Timeline Project for Wednesday. Tonight’s reading is Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau. Come in ready … Continue reading

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