The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Time Line
Have the students create a visual timeline of this book, and the major historical events that shaped Thoreau's life.
2. Civil Disobedience
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.
3. 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...
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