Excerpt from Walden

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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 a excerpt from Walden, individuals find evidence in the passage to answer the question of what Thoreau considers the costs and benefits of technology.    

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The worksheet may be used as part of a study of Walden or to launch a discussion of technology
  • After reading and discussing the passage, ask class members to eschew all technology for an entire weekend and keep a journal of their experience and insights
Classroom Considerations

  • Some readers may struggle with the reading; therefore, consider asking class members to read the passage silently, and then reading the passage aloud to the class

  • Discussion questions are included with the worksheet

  • No provisions are included for struggling readers
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