Taking It Home for April 7 Middle School

Taking It Home for April 7 Middle School

Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff -Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century Unitarian minister, theologian, author – and Transcendentalist

All seems beautiful to me; I can repeat over to men and women, You have done such good to me, I would do the same to you. –Walt Whitman, 19 century poet and Transcendentalist

Be not simply good; be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau, 19th century Unitarian writer and Transcendentalist

I accept the Universe! -Margaret Fuller, 19th century Unitarian and Transcendentalist who encouraged women to pursue intellectual interests

The April 7 middle school class concentrated on Transcendentalism and attended a Transcendental “dinner party conversation.” They were introduced to many historical Transcendentalists. Later, they became acquainted with some early founders of American Universalism. They took a stand on this idea:  “Without the threat of punishment, people would have no reason to be good.” Have a conversation with your middle schoolers about where they stood and if they changed their mind from the start of class to the end of class.

Reminder: No class on April 14 and April 21. See you again on April 28th!


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