Great Books: Walden DVD

Discovery Education

$49.95 $69.95
SKU: DC773440
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 55
Copyright: 2004

Alt Formats:
Teacher's Guide
Free Resources
Marc Record

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An overview of Henry David Thoreau's Walden looks at the simple story and deeper messages. A discussion of the symbolism in Walden and Thoreau's life at Walden Pond lead to Thoreau's influences — on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. Activists work to preserve Walden Pond and Thoreau's inspirational teachings for later generations.

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