Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience
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This lesson introduces the idea of civil disobedience and provides numerous examples of how such action has affected positive social change. It highlights the original essay by Henry David Thoreau, the civil disobedience practiced by Harriett Tubman, Mahatma Gandhi and the Satyagraha Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, the Freedom Riders, the Solidarity Movement in Communist Poland and others. It stresses that such action by regular people is historically the only real engine of positive social change. It reinforces that fact that in each and every case, followers of civil disobedience took enormous personal risks and were generally cast in a negative light by the society they sought to change. The lesson also includes essential questions and links to all materials referenced. The teacher is free to modify the lesson in any manner that facilitates its use in the classroom. (This product has been very successfully classroom tested)

Civil disobedience, society, social change, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Harriett Tubman, democracy, freedom, resistance, Solidarity

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7 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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