Day 1

Civil Disobedience Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read from the beginning of "Civil Disobedience" to "But it is easier to deal with the real possessor of a thing than with the temporary guardian of it." (p. 275-280)

Read Thoreau's essay "Slavery in Massachusetts," which can be found here: http://www.thoreau-online.org/slavery-in-massachusetts.html.

Common Core Objectives

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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.5
    Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.

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    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.8
    Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and...

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