"Spirit of Individualism" Thoreau & Carpe Diem (American Literature, Day 23)

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This lesson plan focuses on Thoreau's Walden and its adherence to Transcendentalism. Students are asked to challenge themselves by finding a different point of view in the classroom. The concept of "carpe diem" is also discussed through Dead Poets Society clips. This is one in a long line of lesson plans for a college prep curriculum using the main text The Language of Literature: American Literature.