Daily Lessons for Teaching The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

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Objective: The first act of Lawrence and Lees' play develops the characters and themes that made it one of the most controversial and successful plays of the late 1960s. This lesson will discuss these characters.

1) Class Discussion: Who is the protagonist in this play? What do we know about him?

Small Group Activity: Discuss the other characters in the play and details about each character.

Class Discussion: Create a graphic organizer, listing each character and a description of each character discussed during the small group activity.

Homework: Create your own graphic organizer listing each character and how those characters interact with Henry.


Objective: In Act One, the character of Henry is depicted in the play as a solitary revolutionary, who uses techniques of passive resistance to protest against injustice. This lesson will discuss his behavior and how it reflects the attitudes of the 1960s.

1) Class Discussion...

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