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Excerpt from Walden

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Beware of all enterprises that require new technology. Not exactly his words but perhaps the sentiments of Henry David Thoreau, one of the first to unplug. After reading an excerpt from Walden, individuals find evidence in the passage to...
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Finding Your Own Walden Through Observation and Journaling

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Walden Woods Project encourages class members to identify and celebrate their own "Walden" that is need of protection. As part of the project, young environmentalists read passages that reveal Thoreau's literary naturalism and his...
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Walden Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Henry David Thoreau's' Walden. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Walden Literature Study Guide

For Students 10th - 12th
In this Walden study guide activity, students prepare a reading schedule, complete chapter assignments, choose a Response to Literature activity, answer questions, and complete a story plot flow chart and character map. Students then...
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Revisiting Walden Pond in 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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...
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Walden Study Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 5 short answer and essay questions about B.F. Skinner's Walden Two. Students may check some of their answers online.
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For Teachers 8th - 11th
Explore transcendentalism through American literature. Learners examine the setting of Henry David Thoreau's Walden through a series of excerpts and photographs. This lesson includes a review that discusses the pros and cons of its...
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Walden the Ballad of Thoreau

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students role play to become familiar with the life of Thoreau. In this Thoreau lesson plan, students view a video of the Walden play about Thoreau.  Students perform and promote the play as a school event.
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Walden: Study Questions and Essay Topics

For Students 10th - 12th
In this Walden learning exercise, 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...
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For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars participate in a panel discussion on materialism, assuming the identities of Henry David Thoreau and other experts on materialism.  In this Walden activity, students create a panel discussion of prominent people, including...
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A Year in Review: The Memoir

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you are planning a unit on memoir and autobiographical narrative, you should consider this resource. Using Internet research skills, pupils review works by James Frey and Henry David Thoreau. In response to these works, learners...
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Political Theory - Henry David Thoreau

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know that sometimes hermits come up with some of the most influential political ideas? The 10th video in a series of 13 covers Henry David Thoreau, a highly influential man who authored Civil Disobedience and lived a quiet,...
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Approaching Walden Curriculum Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in a literature study unit. They use various exercises to build reading comprehension using a wide variety of literature texts. While reading the books, students are encouraged to think reflectively in order to appreciate...
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19th Century Lessons for 21st Century Lives

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
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...
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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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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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Where's Walden and Why Henry?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders understand how Thoreau can serve as both inspiration and model for the investigation of home places. They explore ways to become better observers of natural and cultural history. Students find out how to connect with their...
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Living Thoreau As A Means Of Approaching Walden

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the essays and life of Thoreau in order to appreciate his point of view and understand his way of thinking. They participate in various activities and writing assignments to gain a similar perspective. Students...
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Approaching Walden: Paths to Emerson and Thoreau

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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. ...
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Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Finding Walden: Using Henry David Thoreau in Nature And Writing

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders appreciate and better understand nature by reflecting on Henry David Thoreau's quotes, making observations of the outside world, and using nature in their writings of stories and/or poems.
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Henry David Thoreau: Author, Philosopher, and Abolitionist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
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...
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Charlotte's Web: This Christmas, Help is Coming from Above

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Studying Charlotte's Web in your class? Included here are worksheets and activities for pupils, and lessons for teachers. Learners examine the text, create their own little play using paper cutouts of the characters, complete a crossword...
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“You Will Always Be Mango Street”: Sense of Place and The House on Mango Street

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Vignettes from Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street provide readers with an opportunity to observe how writers use dialogue and details to create a sense of time and place.

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