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Honors 11: “On The American Scholar”

We talked a bit about Emerson’s “On The American Scholar” to begin. We started by writing down what we believed to be Emerson’s claim, and we then found a few supporting details/quotes that backed up his argument. You shared with … Continue reading

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Honors 11: “Nature”, Thoreau’s Poetry and Fun

We first shared out our thoughts on “Nature” and how it aids in our understanding of transcendentalist ideas courtesy of the “father of transcendentalism,” Emerson. We then wrote out a claim on the poem handout that worked to indicate similarities … Continue reading

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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: 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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