Walden eNotes Teaching Guide
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So you’re going to teach Henry David Thoreau's Walden; or, Life in the Woods, a classic text that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the experience is rewarding for everyone, including you. Teaching Walden will introduce your students to the tenets of transcendentalism as well as encourage your students to consider Thoreau's notion of a life lived deliberately. This guide provides you with the essential components to keep in mind before you take your students into the Thoreau's contemplative memoir of his time at Walden Pond.
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