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103 reviewed resources for henry david thoreau

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Famous Environmentalists

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate famous environmentalists. In this historical lesson plan, students use a time line to identify the accomplishments of various environmentalists. Students research and identify one environmental issue they would like...
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Tracing the Idea of Civil Disobedience through Thoreau, Gandhi, and King

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students analyze civil disobedience through history studying Thoreau, Gandhi, and Dr. King. In this civil disobedience lesson, students read and analyze excerpts from Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. Students demonstrate their...
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Thoreau's Writing Style

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students analyze Thoreau's writing style. In this writing style lesson, students describe Thoreau's literary style and use the devices he employs in a response to one of his essays.
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Antebellum Revivalism and Reform

For Teachers 8th - 11th
A gold mine for American history teachers, this presentation cascades through the middle of the 19th century with the central themes of moral and social reform. Between the blossoming Mormon church, the tightening of the Temperance...
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Revisiting Walden Pond in 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students make lists of things they would take with them if they were about to set off to live for a year in the woods. They read Thoreau's Walden Pond and compare and discuss their lists and the actual list of items Thoreau took with him...
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Migrant Struggle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The American Dream is a goal that many pursue, but is it truly attainable for all people? An in-depth lesson explores the plight of migrants in twentieth-century America. The resource includes a video and author biographies and...
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"Approaching Walden: From Emerson to Thoreau"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine selected local leaves in greater detail in the classroom by using more analytical drawing techniques. They use Thoreau's drawing of a Scarlett Oak as their model. Students choose a leave from a box of leaves removed...
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Place In The World

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore their social, cultural and political surroundings. They explore the responsibility and power individuals have as writers. In groups, 12th graders examine the works of Henry David Thoreau. After spending time...
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Approaching Walden

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine their natural surroundings as a way to begin thinking about an abstract idea. They analyze and compare or contrast the rhetorical stategies of two essayists. Students interpret and evaluate images culled from...
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A Different Drummer

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate philosophy and meditation techniques by discussing Emerson and Thoreau.  In this philosophical traditions instructional activity, 8th graders identify the men Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, their...
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Peaceful Protesters

For Students 4th - 6th
For this reading comprehensive worksheet, students read a factual passage about the Peaceful Protesters Henry David Thoreau, M.L.King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Cesar Chavez and answer comprehensive questions. Students answer 2 questions plus...
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Approaching Walden: Paths to Emerson and Thoreau

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils explore readings from Emerson, Thoreau and Melville. In preparation for writing, students sit in a quiet, tranquil location and observe their surroundings. Later, they recreate the experience by putting it into words. Pupils...
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Walden: Study Questions and Essay Topics

For Students 10th - 12th
In this Walden worksheet, students discuss the experience of Thoreau at Walden Pond and evaluate the importance of the experiment. Students write essays which discuss the details, the genres, the mythological references, and the author...
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Truth or Lie: Lesson 11

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore fact vs. fiction by completing a graphic organizer. In this journalism instructional activity, 6th graders identify appropriate ways to research a subject by viewing a checklist worksheet. Students reflect upon a...
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Yearly Place Based theme

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are awaken to their surroundings. They gain a greater access of how their city was formed. Students assess the human impact on the land. They comprehend the cultural diversity of the city.
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United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders analyze American literature from the antebellum era of Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. In this American literature lesson, 9th graders work in groups to read documents for the lesson....
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A Great Literary Concept

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students read parts of Emerson's and Thoreau's works. They discuss and study the concept of Transcendentalism. Students find passages from both authors' works that show that the authors understand or use the concepts of...
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Dipping Into the Pond: Transcendentalism and Us

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders have a basic comprehension of transcendentalism and a familiarity with the principal propenents of the philosophy. They recognize of the unique role played by Concord, MA in the dispersion of transcendentalism. ...
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Thoreau and those he influenced

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders work in groups and research assigned person using the internet and use print resources for DHS media center. They create a poster that shows possible connections to H.D. Thoreau's writings and philosophies, a short...
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Walking With Thoreau

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students engage in a series of activities geared towards studying the author Henry David Thoreau. They use different sources to obtain information to create context for future lessons. Students attempt to model their own lives to that of...
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Where The Wild Things Are

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders brainstorm where they think wild things exist. Then using the same strategy they discuss natural surroundings from using prior life experience. This part of the lesson can also be done with using a nature hike. Students...
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Breaking Free From Conformity: A study in modern day Transcendentalism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students begin with a journal entry on the topic "Why does Ralph Waldo Emerson advocate self-reliance?" They listen to Gavin Degraw's "I Want to Be." Students write their interpretation of the song. Students write an essay about Liars...
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Hoot, the Movie And Classroom Activities Too

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners complete various activities for the book and movie "Hoot." They read and analyze the novel, observe wildlife in their neighborhood, and compare/contrast Henry David Thoreau with a main character in the book.
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Where Do We Come From? who Are We? Where Are We Going?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars are responsible for producing works for, coordinating (with the teacher?s assistance) and mounting an exhibition to be presented at a parent-teacher open house. They examine literature by Henry David Thoreau and other...

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