Students will research a figure or group who/that engaged in civil disobedience by finding reliable sources, taking notes on sources, and citing sources. Students will compose, practice, and present a speech describing the life and act(s) of civil disobedience for the subject they choose.
Civil Disobedience Defined:
a form of protest against a government or organization in which the one protesting refuses to abide by a law that is contrary to his/her beliefs, while also refusing to engage in violent behavior to correct the injustice.
(Lehrerh, Jim. "What is the Role of Civil Disobedience Today?" PBS Newshour Extra, NewsHour Productions LLC, 25 Feb. 2013. www.pbs.org/newshour/extra.)