Is This Civil Disobedience or Isn't It?
Take a look at the words listed below. Find the definitions of any word or words that you do not know the meaning of in your own dictionary.
Civil Disobedience: The refusal to obey certain laws or demands of the government for the purpose of influencing governmental policy. Nonviolent techniques such as boycotting and picketing characterize civil disobedience.
Violence: Physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing.
Using what you have just learned and paying close attention to the underlined actions in the sentences on the attached worksheet, decide if the actions describe "civil disobedience" or "violence" and enter the correct description in the text boxes provided.
Discuss the difference between "civil disobedience" and "violence" with your teacher and classmates.