This 15 slide show presents an overview of Henry David Thoreau's life. It is meant to be used as an introduction to reading his work. It can also be used as a key point presentation with additional information given by the teacher. Notes with some additional details are included. Suggested questions are also included in the notes section of most slides. The entire presentation includes biographical information, brief information about his influence on others, three slides of quotes from his work, and three slides of online resources for further research.