Objective: Civil Disobedience This book is a collection of essays. The objective of this lesson will be to discuss this unique genre of literature and to explore some of the reasons why this genre would have been so appealing for the author to use to send these messages.
1) Genre Introduction Activity: Prepare a short lesson to introduce the genre of essays. Explain to the students what differentiates this genre from other literary styles. Show some examples of this from books that they have or will be reading in your class. Answer any questions the students may have about this.
2) Class Discussion: Henry David Thoreau, a famous novelist, has written a large number of essays. Why do you think he did this? How does this essay format fit his style? Do you like it? Why or why not? Why would he not have wanted to make a full...
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