Scene One: Introduce Thoreau.
- Open with scenes from Walden Pond with a 30 second narration of an excerpt from “Economy.” (30 seconds)
Scene Two: Introduce yourself
- Narrate (or video) your opening paragraph. "Set the scene and state the theme". (1 minute: 200 words is about a minute)
Scene Three: Your Narrative.
- Tell your personal story about your experience studying Thoreau, going to Walden, and discussing Walden in class. Be sure to touch on how your thoughts evolved and even perhaps changed as we dug deeper into the book and you wrote “deeper” and more thoughtfully in your journal. This is a good place to steal some of your reading responses and your reflection from the Walden trip. (2-4 minutes)
Scene Four: Analysis of Thoreau’s Ideas.
- Weave in your analysis paragraphs, but rework them slightly to reflect your narrative voice: (2-3 minutes)
Scene Five: The Takeaways.
- How are Thoreau’s ideas still valid today? What are the takeaways you got from this experience? (1-2 minutes)
Scene Six: The Conclusion.
- Give your viewer some final thoughts to ponder—maybe even end with an excerpt from Walden. (1 minute)