This lesson was created to teach students about civil disobedience - when it is justified and how to engage in civil disobedience...WITH CIVILITY! An extension activity is applying the lesson to the French Revolution and the 1832 June Rebellion as seen in Les Miserable. I use this lesson prior to watching that scene in the movie. You do not have to do the extension activity.
I created this lesson to help my students know how to voice their opinions if they disagree with a government policy or action but also to know that breaking a just law to protest an unjust law is wrong. You may disagree with my thoughts about this so please email me if you have any questions. The thoughts of civil disobedience in this lesson were taken from a Chuck Colson book (created for public classroom use).