Voice in Our Time
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LIFE WITH PRINCIPLE: THOREAU'S VOICE IN OUR TIME allows for great flexibility
in teaching and programming. This film can be viewed in its entirety in
56 minutes. Because it is divided into six thematic sections, it can also
be used one section at a time along with the corresponding sections from
the Study Guide and Thoreau Curriculum. Each section contains a short introduction
about Thoreau's ideas and contemporary interviews, to spur discussion about
the significance of those ideas for our own lives and choices.
Hearing that Different Drummer
Being Awake, Aware, and Alive
Examining Desperate and Deliberate Lives
Living in Society
Living in Nature
Confronting the Mean and the Sublime
The cost for the complete package, with all the features described above,
is $250. This provides a full site license for your school. All procedes
benefit the Thoreau Society.
the DVD was developed, and what it can do for your school
The Thoreau Society is proud to team with Producer Melvyn
Hopper, to bring you Life With Principle: The Thoreau Educational DVD.
This is an exciting new outreach initiative from the Society. We hope
that you will join us in our efforts to bring Thoreau to life in classrooms
across America; to engage your students by provoking classroom discussion
about life choices and conscious decisions available to young people today
in our increasingly complex world.
Life With Principle aligns with curriculum guidelines and complies with
current mandates for Literature, History, Social Studies, Science, Government
and Environmental Studies
THOREAU'S CONCORD/WALDEN POND , an historical documentary, is organized
into the same six thematic sections. This gives historical background for
each and provides a visual introduction to the author's home town - 12
PROFILES IN CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE examines how Maathai in Kenya, Makiguchi
in Japan and Mandela in South Africa have used this philosophy and practice
to confront injustice -12 minutes
WORLD LEADERS demonstrates the impact of Thoreau's ideas on Tolstoy, Gandhi,
King, Mandela, and Ikeda - 4 minutes
THE BOAT MEN, BILL AND BEN is an animated short which encompasses six thematic
vignettes, one around each of the six sections. They combine to make a
surprising story as a center for conversation, dealing with two markedly
Life With Principle : DVD-ROM Content
THE STUDY GUIDE is intended to give you an overall plan for integrating
all the rest of the material on this DVD: film footage, current text, and
historical documents. It follows the sequence of the film and the numbers
given by each entry (13:45) refer to the time elapsed on the Life With
Principle film. We will point to particular places in the other components
of the DVD where you will find projects and information keyed to that part
of the film.
THE THOREAU CURRICULUM is organized into the same six thematic sections
as the Life With Principle film.The Curriculum provides you with a framework
for connecting Thoreau's writings to the issues and questions introduced
in the interviews and footage in the main film. Each of the six thematic
sections is organized into the following areas: Preparation; Investigation;
Reflection and Interpretation; Expression and Action.
Thoreau Scholar Bradley P. Dean (1954-2006) wrote this summary of Thoreau's
ideas related to each theme to accompany the film and other teaching resources.
Dr. Dean published numerous scholarly articles on Henry David Thoreau.
His three books were Faith in a Seed and Wild Fruits, both edited from
Thoreau's manuscripts, and Letters to a Spiritual Seeker, a collection
of Thoreau's letters to H.G.O. Blake.
Selections from 60 Years of Thoreau
This Thoreau Society publication contains sixty years of articles about
Thoreau's life, literature, legacy and the landscapes that inspired them.
Educators from the Society have compiled a list of the best selections
for classroom use.
An alphabetical listing of Thoreau's key works that you can download.
This site allows teachers, students, librarians, media specialists, and
program facilitators to do further investigations, and collect additional
resources, as we continually add to the supplementary materials and links.
It will give you the ability to share ideas for approaches and activities
with people all over the world.
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