Everything you need to understand or teach Emerson by Robert D. Richardson.
This book is a biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson's life and and work. The author equally focuses on Emerson's private and public lives, because they are so intertwined.
The biography begins with Ralph Waldo Emerson visiting the tomb of his wife, who had died the year before. He opens her coffin to try to convince himself that she is truly dead. This story of some of the deepest sadness in Emerson's life then jumps eleven years earlier when he was a senior at Harvard. His college life is described, as well as aspects of his character. The book then rewinds one year earlier to his junior year and those events and people that inspire Emerson in his life and ideas.
The book rewinds still further back to his childhood and family life, describing his family and Emerson's relationship with them. His Aunt Mary Moody Emerson was a large influence... View more of the Emerson: The Mind on Fire: A Biography Summary
Emerson: The Mind on Fire: A Biography Lesson Plans contain 111 pages of teaching material, including: