What might Thoreau think about protest culture today?
Is civil disobedience, or group shaming a moral responsibility of every citizen?
Your essay should be text-based, meaning that you should include specific passages from the articles below. Please refer to the sources linked below.
Your essay should be constructed around a thesis, a claim of your own that is in response to the questions posed above.
Embed two sources into your essay: One (1) must be “Civil Disobedience,” by Henry David Thoreau 2) an article provided in class.
Main Goals for Second Essay
Practice close reading and analysis of the primary source to find meaning
Identify literary elements and how they inform the meaning of the primary source
Develop an awareness of information literacy practices needed for gathering of secondary sources
Generate ideas about what to write through the process of freewriting, brainstorming, and outlining
Develop an original argumentative thesis that requires integration of primary and secondary sources in the essay
Use a systematic method for accurately recording research for primary sources, secondary sources, and student analysis