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Author Study: Henry David Thoreau

These sites are about the writer Henry David Thoreau and his work. Includes biographies, lesson plans, annotated texts, eBooks, and links to videos. Special emphasis is given to his two most popular works: “Walden” and the essay, “Civil Disobedience.” Includes a link to the eThemes Resource about Ralph Waldo Emerson and Transcendentalism.


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Read a brief biography of Thoreau and see a chronology of his life, as well as a family tree on the official Thoreau Society Web page.
This site provides Web access to the annotated works of Henry David Thoreau. Included are the books "Walden," "The Maine Woods," "Cape Cod," and "A Yankee in Canada," as well as Thoreau's essays "Civil Disobedience," "Life without Principle," and more.
Read excerpts about life, beauty, truth, and nature from Thoreau's journals.
This site provides teachers with internal and external links to Web resources on Henry David Thoreau.
Learn about Thoreau and his writings. This site also includes resources for research on Thoreau and his work.
Download and read a free "Walden" eBook in HTML, EPUB, Kindle, and other formats from Project Gutenberg.
Teach students about Thoreau and his influence on some of the great leaders of our time through an activity and discussion questions. Includes suggested readings and academic standards. NOTE: This site includes banner and sidebar ads.
Click on "Media Types" and then check the "Image" box in the drop-down menu to view photographic images of Thoreau and the places that he wrote about.
Download and read a free eBook version of the essay "Civil Disobedience" in HTML, EPUB, Kindle, and other formats from Project Gutenberg.
Explore the meaning of "good citizenship" and civil disobedience in this lesson plan for 11th and 12th grade students. Connections are made between Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series of guided discussions.
This lesson plan on the essay "Civil Disobedience" can be used for 11th or 12th grade Language Arts or Social Studies classes. Included are a reading/writing pre-activity, discussion questions, and a post-activity writing assignment. This lesson plan was prepared by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education.
Read about the connections between Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Watch videos on transcendentalism and the two writers by clicking on either of the two links in the "Watch the Video" box. Includes links to external sites about both authors. NOTE: This site contains links that lead to discussion boards.
These sites are about the writer/thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson, his work, and his connection to the American literary and philosophical movement known as transcendentalism. Includes encyclopedia entries, biographies, lesson plans, discussion ideas, a quiz, eBook downloads, and links to videos, as well as his complete works. Also includes a link to the eThemes Resource about Henry David Thoreau.

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