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by Ralph Waldo Emerson

1836

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Excerpt from “Nature”" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

In this excerpt from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, “Nature,” Emerson discusses his appreciation for nature.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness, Education & Knowledge, and Man vs. Nature as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: man or nature?", "How do we understand the world around us?", "How do we define beauty?", and "How do we view nature?"

Ways to support your child: