ERIC Number: ED481285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
"Walden". [Lesson Plan].
Surber, Gretchen C.
Based on Henry David Thoreau's book "Walden," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that acquisitiveness and simplicity can be opposing life philosophies; and that both philosophies have had notable adherents. The main activity of the lesson involves students researching historical characters (including Thoreau) and participating in an expert panel. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Life Style, Literature Appreciation, Philosophy, Role Playing, Secondary Education, United States Literature, Vocabulary Development, World Views
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.