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Walden Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

''Walden'' is perhaps the best-known work of American transcendentalism and has been very influential in U.S. history. These discussion questions can help guide your students to a deeper understanding of this text.

Discussion Questions for Walden

Henry David Thoreau's Walden is generally acknowledged as one of the definitive works of transcendentalism, the 19th-century American philosophy of self-reliance and the goodness of nature. Walden was published in 1854 and is based on Thoreau's experiences communing with nature at Walden Pond. These discussion questions are designed to help your students delve deeper into Walden and build an appreciation for its themes and ideas.

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