In this lesson, students read part 1, paragraphs 3–4 of Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Civil Disobedience.” In these paragraphs, Thoreau introduces and develops his ideas about the need for a better government. Students identify central ideas that emerge in the first 4 paragraphs of the essay and analyze how these ideas interact and build on one another. Students also discuss how Bhutto and Thoreau develop a similar central idea in both “Ideas Live On” and “Civil Disobedience.”
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