Honors American Literature/Contemporary Composition
A Journey into the Transcendental Spirit


Conformity.     Individuality.     Self-Expression.     Authority.     Societal Pressure.

"For it matters not how small the beginning may
seem to be: what is once well done is forever."

Throughout our brief study of Transcendentalists, we read the works of two transcendentalist authors: Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. There are many other important transcendentalist thinkers for us to explore. For your mini-research project, you will be be researching a transcendentalist author (aside from those we have studied) and his/her works, and apply these perspectives to your own life.

Before continuing, consider the above quote.

For five minutes, without stopping, write your thoughts.
Include this as part of your journal.

Then, when you are ready to continue, click on:


| Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion |