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Henry David Thoreau: Author, Philosopher, and Abolitionist
3rd - 7th CCSS: Designed
What would Henry David Thoreau think of life in 21st-Century America? Pupils investigate the abolitionist using primary and secondary materials. They analyze what Thoreau would think of the changes to American lifestyles since the time...
An Introduction to Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is right isn't always lawful — and what is lawful isn't always right. Such is the argument of Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience, which contends that it is the duty of the citizen to disobey the authority of the government...
Thoreau and Civil Disobedience
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Countless peaceful protests occur in a healthy democracy, thanks to the forefathers of civil disobedience. Teach pupils about the importance of civil disobedience and a powerful minority with a video on Henry David Thoreau, which...
19th Century Lessons for 21st Century Lives
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The words of Henry David Thoreau on Civil Disobedience seem particularly relevant today, as are his writings and those of other transcendental thinkers who ask what it mean to live deliberately and what are the responsibilities of...
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Assess whether your class members can comprehend complex informational text with a series of drills based on selections from Emerson, Thoreau, and G.K. Chesterton. The exercises could also be used for group work or a full-class discussion.
Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Henry David Thoreau and Linda Ronstadt? Ann Tyler and Pete Townshend? Joyce Carol Oates and Pearl Jam? This richly detailed plan pairs classic literature with contemporary music and asks learners to analyze how the theme of conformity is...
Understanding the Theoretical Basis for Civil Disobedience
12th - Higher Ed
Students analyze Henry David Thoreau's 'On the Duty of Civil Disobedience' and Dr. Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail." For this civil disobedience lesson, students read Thoreau's essay and answer 6 questions for the...
The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Eco-Criticism
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Look at Robinson Jeffers' poetry through the lens of environmentalism. Pupils discuss two poems, "The Purse-Seine" and "The Coast-Road," and respond to the included questions. They then compose essays about Jeffers' view of the...
The Power of Nonviolence: Change Through Strategic Nonviolent Action
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How did major historical figures, such as Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony, and Mohandas K. Gandhi, explain and defend their beliefs in nonviolence? Your learners will begin by studying the backgrounds of these individuals, and then...