National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers

Living and Writing Deliberately:

The Concord Landscapes and Legacy of Henry Thoreau


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PARTICIPANT PROJECTS

     The principal project will be the creation of a curriculum unit that uses as a base the observations Thoreau made, the questions he asked, and the questions that the teachers (and ultimately their students) will articulate based on their own observations. Participants will have a choice of seven major threads to follow which connect to what we believe are the most important aspects of Thoreau’s thought for young people, and to answer perhaps the most important question of all: Why does Thoreau matter?

                     1. Being Awake, Aware, and Alive
                     2. Hearing that Different Drummer
                     3. Examining Desperate and Deliberate Lives
                     4. Living in Society
                     5. Living in Nature
                     6. Practicing Simplicity
                     7. Choosing Life with Principle

Participants will develop lessons based on one of the threads, lessons focused around Thoreau’s inquiries, and their relevance to what students worry and wonder about today. The Concord Museum will develop a website for the use of the Summer Scholars, which will serve as a place for all to contribute their quotes, questions, and visuals around each thread as a shared database. Their lessons will also be mounted on the website under each thread, arranged by grade level, and available freely to educators and students everywhere.

 
 

NEH 2017 Lesson Plans

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Lesson Title
Teacher Name
Grade Level Taught
Link to Lesson Course Subject
 Hearing that Different Drummer  Joanna Joaquin  5 -8  Joaquin Lesson Plan  Administrator
 Being Awake, Aware, and Alive  Carolyn Smiley  10  Smiley Lesson Plan  American Literature
 Living in Society  Liz Sokolov  10 - 12  Sokolov Lesson Plan  American Literature
 Transcendentalism  Justin Schlicher  11 and 12  Schlicher Lesson Plan  American Literature
 Being Awake, Aware, and Alive  Cara Lane  11  Lane Lesson Plan
Essay Grading Plan
 American Literature
Examining Desperate and Deliberate Lives Lisa Neu 11 Neu Lesson Plan American Literature
 Reconciling Society  Mary Rose O'Shea  12  O'Shea Lesson Plan  AP Literature & Composition
 Walden to Chinatown  Wei Liu  9-12  Liu Lesson Plan  Chinese
 Being Awake, Aware, and Alive  Marie Meyer  12  Meyer Lesson Plan  Creative Nonfiction
 Living Deliberately  Damian Ubriaco  10 and 11  Ubriaco Lesson Plans  English
 Living Deliberately  Erik Borne  10 and 12 Borne Lesson Plan  English
 Being Awake, Aware, and Alive  Emily Ray  10  Ray Lesson Plan   English
 Living in Nature  Gregory Brandt  10-12  Brandt Lesson Plan  English
 Nature Journal  Damian Ubriaco  11  Ubriaco Lesson Plans  English
 Do You Keep a Journal  Christine Traxler  11 and 12  Traxler Lesson Plan  English
 Finding the Right Space  Darrin Berard  11 and 12 Berard Lesson Plan  English
 Examining Desperate and Deliberate Lives  Jill Mollenhauer  11 and 12  Mollenhauer Lesson Plan  English
 Being Awake, Aware, and Alive  Sandra Caroscio  11 and 12  Caroscio Lesson Plan  English
 Walking  Damian Ubriaco  11 and 12  Ubriaco Lesson Plans  English
 Lyceum  Damian Ubriaco  11 and 13  Ubriaco Lesson Plans  English
 Curating and Exhibit  Damian Ubriaco  11 and 14  Ubriaco Lesson Plans  English
 Observations and Descriptive Writing  Annette Luongo  3  Luongo ODW Lesson Plan  English
 Home Poetry  Maria Gross  7  MGross HP Lesson Plan  English
 Living and Writing Deliberately  Winifred Dick  8-12  WDick Lesson Plan  English
 Examining Desperate and Deliberate Lives  Erin Haemker  9-11  Haemker Lesson Plan  English
 Present Moment  Damian Ubriaco  9 and 11  Ubriaco Lesson Plans  English
 Radicalizing and Idea: Thoreau, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X  Robin Flattery   9 and 11  Flattery Lesson Plan  English
 Being Awake, Aware, and Alive  Arielle Trager  9, 10, and 12  Trager Lesson Plan  English
 Writing as a way of Being Awake, Aware and Alive  Liza Birnbaum  9-12  Birnbaum Lesson Plan  English
 Living and Writing Deliberately  Bonnie Klatt  High School  Klatt Lesson Plan  English
 When is it Right to do the Wrong Thing  Stacey Callaway  6  Callaway Lesson Plan  English
 Calculating Life Cost  Brian Scannell  9-12  Scannell Lesson Plan  English and History
 Ideas for Teaching the Legacy of Henry David Thoreau  Elizabeth Levinson  10-12  Levinson Lesson Plan  English and Literature
 Living in Society  Lauren Farber  9-12  Farber Lesson Plan  English and Literature
 How can where we are change who we are? and What is Justice?  Alicia Serafin  5  Serafin Lesson Plan  English as a Second Language
 Choosing a Life with Principle  Nadyne Shimada  11 and 12  Shimada Lesson Plan  English Language Arts
 Seeing the Life That Surrounds Us  Shirley Daniels  6  Daniels Lesson Plan  English Language Arts
 Practicing Simplicity  Penny Kinchen  8  Kinchen Lesson Plan  English Language Arts
 Concord and Thoreau  Robin Fogel-Shrive  9 and 11  Fogel-Shrive Lesson Plan  English Language Arts
 Henry David Thoreau  Kathy Weingand  9-11  Weingand Lesson Plan

Weingand Slides
 English Language Arts
 We All Beat to Our Own Drums  Jennifer Surgenor  2 - 5  Surgenor Lesson Plan
Surgenor Questionairre
Thoreau Drummer Quote
 
 Geography
 Magnify Your Mind with the Private Eye  Ashley Barefoot  4 - 5 Barefoot Lesson Plan  Gifted Education
 Using Walking to Strengthen Our Writing  Clara Talley  7  Talley Lesson Plan  Gifted Education English
 Choosing a Life with Principle  Jake Rhoades  11  Rhoades Lesson Plan  History
Living in Society Robert Pickup 11  Pickup Lesson Plan  History
Choosing a Life with Principle Kathryn Clark 7 and 8  Clark Lesson Plan  History
Examining Desperate and Deliberate Lives Barbara Whitlock 9 and 11  Whitlock Lesson Plan  History
Poetry Mark Bauer 9 and 11  Bauer Lesson Plan
Bauer Found Poem
 History
Poetry Janelle Ehrhardt 11 History, Government/Economics
Learning From and With Henry David Thoreau Rachel Nichols 8  Nichols Lesson Plan Humanities
Thoreau as Engineer Mary Zdrojewski PK - 12 Zdrojewski Lesson Plan Information Literacy
Journaling for Self Discovery Jennifer Markert 9 - 12  Markert Lesson Plan Journaling to Self Discovery
Living in Society Thomas Fabian 9 - 12  Fabian Lesson Plan Language and Composition
Being Awake, Aware, and Alive Beth Curtin 7  Curtin Lesson Plan Language Arts
Being Awake, Aware, and Alive Elizabeth Curtin 7  E.Curtin Lesson Plan Language Arts
"Economy" as an Introduction to Walden Donna Przybojewski 8  Przybojewski Lesson Plan Part I
Przybojewski Lesson Plan Part II
Przbojewski Lesson Plan Images (Pending)
  Przybojewski worksheet
Language Arts
Be Awake, Be Aware, Be Alive Susan Richardson K - 2  Richardson Lesson Plan Library Skills
Being Awake, Aware, and Alive Nancy Logghe K - 5  Logghe Lesson Plan Library Skills
The Literary Garden Robyn Dyba 11 and 12  Dyba Lesson Plan Literature
Living Deliberately Jamie Gowdy 9, 11, and 12  Gowdy Lesson Plan Literature
"Simply" Area and Perimeter - Math with Thoreau Lori Holquin 3  Holguin Lesson Plan Math
 Introducing Thoreau's Concepts to Low Incidence Special Education Students Through a Read Aloud of the Book Wonder  Cynthia Geesey  3 - 5  Geesey ITC Lesson Plan  Multiple Subjects
 Wonder  Cynthia Geesey  3 - 5  Geesey Wonder Lesson Plan  Multiple Subjects
 Getting on the Right Track  Kathryn Hammel  4 - 6 Hammel GRT Lesson Plan
Hammel Part I
Hammel P. II
Hammel P. III
 Multiple Subjects
 Being Awake, Aware, and Alive  Theresa Roh  5  Roh Lesson Plan  Multiple Subjects
 Being Awake, Aware, and Alive  Beth Corey  6  Corey Lesson Plan  Multiple Subjects
 Learning How to be Present in a World of Stimulation  Kelly Matthews  K - 5  Matthews Lesson Plan  Multiple Subjects
 Practicing Simplicity  Kate Rapp  7  Rapp Lesson Plan  Reading English
 Science-Based Journaling  Anita Oudega  4 - 6  Oudega Lesson Plan  Science
Look Closely at your Home Laura Glismann 8  Glismann Lesson Plan Science
Alive Awake Alert: Journaling in Nature and Nature Writing Joseph Grissom 9 - 12  Grissom JNN Lesson Plan Science
Alive Awake Alert: Observation Joseph Grissom 9 - 12  Grissom Obs. Lesson Plan Science
Native Americans & Thoreau Annette Luongo 3  Luongo NAT Lesson Plan Social Studies
Being Awake, Aware, and Alive Agatha Wozniak High School  Wozniak BAA&A Lesson Plan Social Studies
Living in Nature Agatha Wozniak High School Wozniak LiN Lesson Plan Social Studies
Examining Desperate and Deliberate Lives Agatha Wozniak High School Wozniak ED&DL Lesson Plan Social Studies
A Life of Principle Agatha Wozniak High School Wozniak LoPr Lesson Plan Social Studies
Intro to Journaling Carol Grossi 5  Grossi Lesson Plan Social Studies and English Arts
Artists in Nature Marisa Flint 9 - 12  Flint Lesson Plan Visual art
 Sketching Deliberately  Lynn Miller  10  Miller Lesson Plan  Visual art
         
         
         






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