E2H: Justice and Culture — Argumentative Writing Prompt on Civil Disobedience


As you know, we are preparing to construct an argumentative essay that answers the following prompt:

“Is civil disobedience a moral responsibility of every citizen?”

Today we read and annotated an excerpt from Gandhi’s On Civil Disobedience. Tomorrow, we will write our essays based on sound evidence and support from real-life occurrences. Having said that, below I have a few extra bits of reading for you to bolster your own arguments for, or against, civil disobedience (passive resistance). These articles come from a variety of sources and perspectives.

From “On Civil Disobedience,” by Mohandas Gandhi

Bringing Down an Empire: Gandhi and Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau – 1849 – with annotated text

On Not Prosecuting Civil Disobedience by Ronald Dworkin 1968

Fast-Food Workers Seeking $15 Wage Are Planning Civil Disobedience

‘Opting Haven out of the state-mandated tests is our family’s act of civil disobedience’

With Mass Civil Disobedience, Young Activists March Against ‘Broken System’

Civil Disobedience – The King Center

Civil Disobedience – Peter Suber

A history of civil disobedience – MSNBC

Here’s why we’re committing civil disobedience: Millennials can no longer be silent about our broken system

Come prepared! Enjoy this insightful evening learning opportunity. 🙂

–Ms. Lowe