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by Henry David Thoreau

1849

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Excerpt from “Civil Disobedience”" by Henry David Thoreau.

In “Excerpt from ‘Civil Disobedience’” Thoreau meditates upon the necessity of willfully disobeying unjust laws, no matter the personal consequences.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Justice, Freedom & Equality, Morality, and Social Change & Revolution as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is fair?", "How do people create change?", and "What is good and how do we know?"

Ways to support your child: