This resource encourages students to write a rhetorical analysis argument and a synthesis essay. Students will compare alis reasoning behind his vietnam war resistance with martin luther kings thoughts on. Thoreaus disgust with the institution of slavery was one of his primary motives in writing civil disobedience. The best study guide to civil disobedience on the planet, from the creators of sparknotes. The civil disobedience movement of 193031, then marked a critically important stage in the progress of the antiimperialist strugglebipan chandra. To prove mastery in this standard, all students will be required to turn in a completed worksheet. The purpose of civil disobedience is to convey a political message, which is accomplished through increased media coverage of the issue.
Civil disobedience worksheet annot civil disobedience. Civil disobedience, and other essays short answer test. Moreover, parks action was one of passive resistance or civil disobedience a form of protest against a government or organization in which the one protesting refuses to abide by a law that. Is compromise on moral issues a necessary part of living with other people. Explain to your students that there are multiple types. The war with mexico was not declared until 1846, whereas thoreau had refused to pay his tax as early as 1843.
In 1930, gandhi argued that one must commit acts of civil disobedience for the greater good of humanity. Find thoreau civil disobedience lesson plans and teaching resources. Aug 07, 2016 from on civil disobedience, by mohandas gandhi july 27, 1916 there are two ways of countering injustice. Passive resistance means that the fight against the british must always be peaceful. He is best known for his book walden, which reflects on the value of living simply and in accord with nature. Excerpts from civil disobedience henry david thoreau 1849 originally entitled. A possible definition is the refusal to uphold certain laws or meet certain governmental demands in an effort to make change happen. He doesnt feel confined and sees the positive attributes of prison. Civil disobedience vocabulary 91 words presented in context and with definitions. This lesson plan will help students figure out the difference between nonviolence and civil disobedience, all while reinforcing that great changes have come about as a result of actions that didn.
Most students recognize mahatma gandhi as an iconic world figure, but few truly know his legacy. Henry david thoreaus civil disobedience to the teacher this lesson takes two days class periods on average to complete. Thoreaus critique of democracy in civil disobedience a close reading guide from america in class 3 all, marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a. Lasn likens the civil disobedience on behalf of civil rights to that which he advocates on behalf of liberation from ones role as a corporate drone.
There are nine hundred and ninetynine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man. Thoreaus work has influenced generations of thinkers. Henry david thoreau 18171862 was a citizen of concord, massachusetts, where he lived during the middle of the 19th century. Civil disobedience by henry david thoreauremote learning. Henry david thoreau 18171862 wrote resistance to civil government, which challenged, among other things, the unjust yet legal system of american slavery. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the sparknotes civil disobedience study guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. On the duty of civil disobedience1 abridged henry david thoreau i heartily accept the motto,that government is best which governs least. Civil disobedience study guide contains a biography of henry david thoreau, literature essays, a complete etext, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Transcendental being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief. Introduction the united states has a long history of civil disobedience. Civil disobedience questions and answers the question and answer sections of our study guides are a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss literature. Supreme court ruled the segregation of montgomery and alabama public bus systems were unconstitutional. Henry david thoreau 18171862 was an american author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, and naturalist. To get back to the founding principles, as articulated in the declaration of independence, zinn argues that we are going to need to go outside the law, to stop obeying the laws that demand killing or that allocate wealth the way it has been done, or.
This can be simply written or put into a more artistic timeline. High school and middle school students across the united states are engaging in increasingly frequent acts of civil. Thoreaus civil disobedience lesson plan america in class. Civil disobedience by henry david thoreau lesson plans. Commonlit excerpt from civil disobedience free reading. While not an obvious tran scendental work, civil disobedience counters the enlightenment emphasis on reason.
Also, if the law broken is the law being protested, it sends the message to authority figures that people consider the law so unjust, they are willing to openly disobey it. Civil disobedience questions and answers discover the community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on civil disobedience. You may upload these activities to a secure, passwordprotected online platform. In his famous essay, resistance to civil government, which is now more commonly known as civil disobedience, thoreau argues that people should not support a. Henry david thoreau 18171862 wrote resistance to civil government, which challenged, among. It is split over three segments on youtube, which you can access via my schoolwires page.
Ask your students to, based on the images theyve examined and these two quotes, develop a definition for civil disobedience. Get the entire civil disobedience litchart as a printable pdf. Students may have studied the concept in previous classes, so i ask them to explain what they believe the term means in a quick write, even if it means guessing. In this newshour lesson plan, learn about the practice of civil disobedience with examples like cesar chavez and rosa parks. By putting civil in his title, thoreau may be trying to qualify that any disobedience should be nonviolence. For example, if they wanted to institute a new rule.
Gandhis philosophy was based on civil disobedience and passive resistance. A time for justice the civil rights movement 1955 1965 this film runs for a total of 38 minutes. Essay on civil disobedience movement in india 193034. Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed on, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage. Transcendental being beyond ordinary or common experience.
The material here is appropriate for middle and high school students. I heartily accept the motto,that government is best which. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. He was a good friend of various literary figures of the day, including ralph waldo emerson, one of the most eminent of american authors and a popular orator. The civil disobedience movement led by mahatma gandhi, in the year 1930 was an important milestone in the history of indian nationalism. Civil rights movement worksheet tamalpais union high. Lesson plans and activities heres a roundup of some of the material out there for introducing students to civil disobedience in a variety of historical settings.
May 28, 2016 gandhi and civil disobedience reading and questions this purchase includes a 4page reading about gandhi and civil disobedience. By civil disobedience, gandhi believed that indians should disobey british laws and, if necessary, go to jail. This collection of unit plans, lesson plans, interactives, videos, and activities. The reading is formatted cornell notes style with information on the left and guiding questions on the right. Thoreaus critique of democracy in civil disobedience. Civil disobedience annotated version please read all three parts of this text before while you fill out the worksheet. By the end of the class, i am confident that students have a good understanding of the content of civil disobedience, and we have a plethora of correct text structure and nearly correct figurative language examples to refer to in future classes. Text civil disobedience, by henry david thoreau, 1849. In civil disobedience, thoreau develops his rationale in resisting taxes and, more importantly, puts forth the idea of passive resistance, or civil disobedience. Gandhi and civil disobedience reading and questions this purchase includes a 4page reading about gandhi and civil disobedience. Thoreaus critique of democracy in civil disobedience a close reading guide from america in class 3 all, marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a palpitation of the heart.
For more information on text complexity see these resources from in the text analysis section, tier 2 vocabulary words are defined in popups, and tier 3 words are explained in brackets. Civil disobedience resistance to civil government is a text by henry david thoreau. Is thoreaus concept of civil disobedience compatible with democratic government. Notably, thoreau and emerson had read the bhagavadgita and some of the sacred hindu upanishads fischer 38. At the end of the worksheet includes several wrapup questions to check for comprehension.
The movie covers the major events of the civil rights movement from 1955 1965. Thoreau disagreed with the institution of slavery, and did not understand the people who complained about it, and yet did nothing to abolish it. The civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, with its sitins, boycotts, and marches, became a model of using civil disobedience to affect change. Create a timeline for every major event involved in the struggle for africanamerican civil rights. Today, we move into our next transcendental text, civil disobedience. The 1840s, when civil disobedience was written, was a period of intense interest in social reform in the united states, which included a number of philosophical. Presentation mode open print download current view. Gandhi addressed an ultimatum to viceroy lord irwin on 31 january, asking him to remove the evils of the british rule and also informed of his decision to undertake dandi satyagraha wherein the laws. Tracing the idea of civil disobedience through thoreau, gandh. Please read all three parts of this text before while you fill out the worksheet. Prompted by his opposition to slavery and the mexican war 18461848, henry david thoreau 18171862 wrote civil disobedience in 1849, but its central question how should individuals respond to a government that pursues policies they believe to be immoral still challenges us today. To upload only the student pages, open the pdf, click print to pdf, and select the pages you need to upload. Given an inclass reading of henry david thoreaus civil disobedience, the students will determine two central ideas and answer questions based on a summary of the text as verified by the teacher for completion. Civil disobedience is the act of breaking the law for a cause.
Civil disobedience contains frequent judgments, some of which may look like reports. There are three distinct phases that mark the development of. If youre looking for the perfect civil disobedience handout that covers the works of these two great men, then this is the place to be. Ahimsa center k12 teacher institute lesson plan title of. Civil disobedience by henry david thoreau lesson plans and teaching materials civil disobedience at the thoreau reader etexts and related links to walden, civil disobedience, and others. Thoreaus famous comment that any man more right than his neighbor constitutes a majority of one already includes a judgmental term, more right, and what looks like a report, a majority of one, but is a rather subtly stated opinion. Worksheets are henry david walden from chapter 1 economy, thoreau grade 7 interdisciplinary writing unit, on the duty of civil disobedience, excerpts from walden by henry thoreau, civil disobedience is it ever ok to break the law, manchester college department of education, from resistance to civil government, the transcendentalist movement. The pages you selected will be saved in a separate. To understand the basic facts of the africanamerican civil rights movement and how they relate to each other. The united states has a long history of civil disobedience.
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with. Civil rights movement worksheet tamalpais union high school. Gandhi and civil disobedience reading and questions. Everywhere wars are fought and millions of people are killed. On the duty of civil disobedience1 abridged henry david thoreau. Civil disobedience and social change lesson activities the. Civil disobedience, and other essays short answer test answer key henry david thoreau this set of lesson plans consists of approximately 119 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials. Concord, massachusetts, 1840s in the opening passage of this essay, thoreau explains why. According to thoreau, what is the very best kind of government. Although civil disobedience can be violent or nonviolent, many perceive civil disobedience to be strictly nonviolent. This case explores the dilemmas that emerge when students in portland, oregon walk out of school to protest the election of donald trump.
From on civil disobedience, by mohandas gandhi july 27, 1916 there are two ways of countering injustice. An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. In citing the war, he was simply taking advantage of the fact that the war was a particularly unpopular one in the north. Resistance to civil government i heartily accept the motto, that government is best which governs least. Ask your students what it takes to make big societal changes come about.
Figurative language and text structure in civil disobedience. Three to four 50 minute classes goals objectives of lesson. Civil disobedience, and other essays short answer test answer key henry david thoreau this set of lesson plans consists of approximately 119 pages of tests. Well, disobey comes from disobedience, and civil can be related to law. Students will learn about muhammad alis act of civil disobedience in resisting the vietnam war draft. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more. The 1840s, when civil disobedience was written, was a period of intense interest in social reform in the united states, which included a number of philosophical anarchists who advocated the dissolution of all government. Civil disobedience and social change lesson activities. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students in either english or social studies can use criticalthinking skills to dissect the pieces of each leader as well as. Such command no more respect than men of straw, or a lump of dirt. One way is to smash the head of the man who perpetrates injustice and to get your own head smashed in the process. Motto in civil disobedience, thoreau society bulletin, 67.973 595 52 802 1461 1220 588 1028 1155 348 134 709 1484 821 629 1067 1410 313 1392 570 1158 194 163 816 1120 294 416 528 1018 47 513 151 1182 587 1147 898 119 46 1025