Objective: Create a short movie (movie maker or IMovie) that shows your understanding of the tenets of transcendentalism and draws connections between these ideas and current society.
*You will need to find 3 connections to current society. These connections can come from current (within the last 10 years) music (song lyrics), movies or television, artwork, books, or news.
*You must find a relevant quote from the reading that supports your connection. These quotes should come from all three authors.
*These connections will be expressed and explained in a short movie, no more than 3 minutes in length. The movie is due before class on ______. There will be 5 points extra credit if your movie is ready before ________. The movie will be played for the class.
Due Monday, 2/28 Transcendentalism Project Planning Sheet ***Post to Edmodo
•Everything in the world, including human beings, is a reflection of the divine soul. (people, nature, and God are interconnected) The physical facts of the natural world are a doorway to the spiritual or ideal world. Therefore, people can use their intuition to behold God’s spirit revealed in nature or in their own souls
•Faith in the inherent goodness of people leads to an emphasis on self-reliance and individualism. These must outweigh external authority and blind conformity to custom and tradition. Emphasis on social reform and improving people’s lives.
•Spontaneous feelings and intuition are superior to deliberate intellectualism and rationality. Celebration of emotions and the imagination. Belief that intuition can lead to knowledge.