Nov. 26. Thoreau’s “Solitude” from Walden. Get out “Solitude “Homework and put on corner of desk Suppose for the next two years you will be living in a log cabin out in the wilderness.
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Thoreau’s “Solitude” from Walden
Suppose for the next two years you will be living in a log cabin out in the wilderness.
Write a journal entry describing what you believe a typical day would be like in your new home. (at least ½ page) 10 minutesBellwork Nov. 26
RI. 4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text
RI.6. Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.Common Core Standard
Finally, students will evaluate the ideas of Henry David Thoreau in terms of their relevance to their own lives and contemporary American culture.Measurable objectives
power of one text to influence the culture of ideas.
Thoreau is often considered America’s first “nature writer,” as well as America’s first environmentalist.
Close friends with Emerson, who later published his works
influenced such later thinkers as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, including the rise of his literary stature during the 1960’s and the subsequent environmentalist movement in America.Re-cap of Thoreau
But you are analyzing all the time, in every aspect of your life--whether you are trying to figure out a friend's mood when you read his/her texts, sizing someone up in the hallway, getting a first impression of someone you meet at a football gameWhat is Analysis? (Review)
Now just by looking at Daniel, what can we deduce about him?
This is analysis!What is an analysis
…Men frequently say to me, "I should think you would feel lonesome down there… Why should I feel lonely? is not our planet in the Milky Way? This which you put seems to me not to be the most important question. What sort of space is that which separates a man from his fellows and makes him solitary? I have found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another. (paragraph 5)
] "How vast and profound is the influence of the subtile powers of Heaven and of Earth!" …"We seek to perceive them, and we do not see them; we seek to hear them, and we do not hear them; identified with the substance of things, they cannot be separated from them." (paragraph 8)InterpretWhat rhetorical devices is Thoreau using?
Give me some examples of sythesis in every day life.Synthesis
You will need your copy of “Solitude”, “Nature”, and “Self-Reliance” from the text book
1st base: Group leader this nine weeks-keep the group on academic discussion
2nd base: watch the time and do not spend too much time on one quote
3rd base: keep the noise level acceptable
Home plate: collect the work and turn in to the basket
Each student MUST PRODUCE A PRODUCT!Synthesis
Emphasized living a simple life
Close relationship to nature
Celebrated imagination and emotion
Stressed individualism and self-reliance
Believed intuition (a natural ability that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence) can lead to knowledgeStudents brainstorm ways to connect (Synthesis) Thoreau’s text to readings, Emerson's "Self-Reliance" and "Nature,“