American Transcendentalism: An Online Travel Guide

Boston

Concord

Walden Pond

Fruitlands

Salem

Amherst

New York

Maryland

America

At Home

Margaret Fuller &
Elizabeth Peabody

Ralph Waldo
Emerson

Henry David
Thoreau

Bronson Alcott

Nathaniel
Hawthorne

Emily
Dickinson

Walt
Whitman

Frederick
Douglass

Environmental
Heroes

The Shepherd 
Crowd

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WebQuests


"WebQuests" are guided, targeted explorations of Internet resources. Students in American Transcendentalism were provided with a new WebQuest each week. They completed the WebQuests as they jumped into the primary reading for the week (and sometimes the WebQuests included the links for the primary reading as well). Designed by Dr. Linda Tate and Dr. Patricia Dwyer, the WebQuests are full of rich resource material and innovative ideas for classroom instruction.

 

WebQuest: Thinking Like a Transcendentalist
WebQuest: The Transcendentalist Spirit
WebQuest: Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Blithedale Romance
WebQuest: Henry David Thoreau and Nature Writing
WebQuest: Walt Whitman
WebQuest: Emily Dickinson
WebQuest: Abolitionism and Frederick Douglass
WebQuest: The Push Westward and the Rise of the Preservation Movement
WebQuest: The Environmental Movement in the 20th Century and the Impact of Henry David Thoreau
WebQuest; Contemporary Nature Poetry
WebQuest: Contemporary Nature Writing


"American Transcendentalism: An Online Travel Guide" was produced by students in ENGL 446, American Transcendentalism, and ENGL 447, American Literature and the Prominence of Place: A Travel Practicum. These courses were team-taught in the Department of English at Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Spring 2002 by Dr. Patricia Dwyer and Dr. Linda Tate. For more information on the course and the web project, visit "About This Site." 2003 Linda Tate.