Have the students create a visual timeline of this book, and the major historical events that shaped Thoreau's life.
Have the students come up with some other forms of Civil Disobedience that would follow the example of Thoreau and send a message of disdain for wrongful government.
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
Read with the class the short play, 'The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail'. Have the students discuss why Thoreau ended up in jail, and what his reaction to this event was.
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail- Theatrical Performance
Find a local theater or college that is performing 'The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail' and take the students on a field trip to see it.
Book on Tape
Find a recording of this book on tape and play it for the class. Have the students write about how it felt to...
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