Civil Disobedience Lesson Plans
by Henry David Thoreau

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  • Civil Disobedience Themes Lesson Plan

    This lesson plan focuses on Thoreau’s use of paradox in “Civil Disobedience.” Students will identify and analyze examples of paradox in passages from the text and explain the ideas they convey. By studying Thoreau’s use of paradox as a rhetorical device, students will be better able to identify and describe...

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  • Civil Disobedience Allusion Activity

    This activity gives students an opportunity to practice identifying and analyzing allusions. Allusions broaden the scope of a text and imbue passages with deeper meaning by subtly drawing on unexplained references to literature, history, science, geography, philosophy, mythology, or other aspects of a culture. Allusions are thus a powerful tool...

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