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lesson 8
1 hour

Individual Responsibility as a Central Idea


In this lesson, students continue their reading and analysis of Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience.” Students read part 1, paragraph 8, in which Thoreau describes the individual’s responsibility to challenge the state. Students analyze how Thoreau uses figurative language to develop a central idea in this passage.


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