Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: American Transcendentalism and Ralph Waldo Emerson

Transcendentalism and Ralph Waldo Emerson

Christie Jackson, senior curator of the Trustees of Reservations gave a tour of the Old Manse in Concord, MA. She spoke about Ralph Waldo Emerson and his impact on American transcendentalism.

Description

Christie Jackson, senior curator of the Trustees of Reservations gave a tour of the Old Manse in Concord, MA. She spoke about Ralph Waldo Emerson and his impact on American transcendentalism.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the ideas and beliefs found in transcendentalism.
  • How did American transcendentalism relate to social movements at the time?
  • What other writers were influenced by Emerson in Concord?
  • What was Ralph Waldo Emerson’s impact on American transcendentalism?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Abolitionism
    • Henry David Thoreau
    • Louisa May Alcott
    • Margaret Fuller
    • Nature
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Romanticism
    • Spiritual
    • Transcendentalism

    Topics

    English & LiteratureU.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity