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Students examine the effectiveness of nonviolent protest. In this social justice lesson, students analyze the effectiveness of Gandhi's Salt March as a nonviolent protest. Students jigsaw read the provided story and discuss it.
Students examine Gandhi's Salt March. In this peace and tolerance lesson, students discuss the Salt Tax Levy that was imposed in India. Students then debate how the Indian National Congress should have handled the issue.
Students explore the history of Gandhi and his viewpoint and example of nonviolence.  In this World History lesson, students complete numerous research assignments and activities over the course of nine lessons to expand their knowledge about Gandhi and the British Empire.
Eleventh graders examine the life of Mohandas Gandhi. In this Gandhi lesson, 11th graders listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the Gandhi's life and respond to the provided discussion questions.
Students examine the political philosophies of Mohandas Gandhi. In this Mohandas Gandhi lesson, students investigate Gandhi's thoughts about modern civilization as they listen to a lecture presented by their instructor.
Pupils use the internet to research the major events and dates of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. In groups, they use this information to create a poster to present to the class. They reflect on how these two men were successful in using non-violent protests to get their point across to the public.
Students study Gandhi's and Dr. King's philosophies. In this world history lesson, students compare and contrast the methods by Gandi and Dr. King writing an essay on nonviolence.
Fourth graders create a Venn diagram and a cause and effect graphic organizer on Gandhi and King. In this non violence lesson plan, 4th graders compare the two non violent leaders and discuss and articulate non violent protests and write in their journals.
Students explore the concept of synergy. In this peace and tolerance lesson, students read sections of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Covey and then discuss how Gandhi and King mastered the art of synergy. Students then discuss how to apply synergy in their own lives.
Second graders investigate philosophy by researching the life of Mahatma Gandhi.  In this biographical instructional activity, 2nd graders listen to a reading of the book "Gandhi" and make a character map of his actions, feelings and thoughts.  Students make comparisons between Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and other civil rights figures.
Students explore organizing to resist oppressive authority without the use of violence.  In this philosophy lesson, students research Gandhi's approach to organizing people around a positive cause without the need to be aggressive or violent.  Students view a documentary about passive resistance called Salt March.
Pupils identify how Mohandas Gandhi developed a nonviolent crusade for justice. For this nonviolent protest lesson, students watch segments of a documentary about Gandhi's reaction to imperialism in India. Pupils write essays that require them to evaluate Gandhi's campaign for Indian freedom.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this social justice lesson, students examine sources regarding the teachings of Mohandas Gandhi pertaining to nonviolent resistance. Students discuss their findings as well as alternatives to violence in their own lives.
Fifth graders explore the concept of Satyagraha. In this nonviolent resistance lesson, 5th graders listen to a lecture about Gandhi's teachings and determine how the soul force contributes to a sense of self empowerment.
Pupils examine the concept of civility. In this modern civilization lesson, students study Gandhi's teaching about the attributes of civilized societies and discuss how they can contribute to fostering civilization in their own community.
Students analyze civil disobedience through history studying Thoreau, Gandhi, and Dr. King. For this civil disobedience lesson, students read and analyze excerpts from Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. Students demonstrate their reading comprehension of the lesson by creating a skit, digital story, or analysis paper.
Students make connections between nonviolent ideals and art. In this visual arts lesson, students discuss the successes of the American Civil Rights Movement and discuss Gandhi's influence on the movement. Students then examine images of the Buddha and Jina and discuss how they convey the message of nonviolence. As a culminating activity, students create their own art that exemplifies nonviolence.
Fourth graders investigate philosophy by researching the life of Mahatma Gandhi. In this historical biography lesson plan, 4th graders examine the peaceful philosophy of India's most famous resident. Students participate in role-playing activities and journal writing after reading stories of Gandhi's life.
Seventh graders explore the essence of Gandhi's teachings. For this nonviolent protest lesson, 7th graders select service projects based on the teachings of Gandhi.
Young scholars analyze Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent social change. In this nonviolence and social change lesson, students research a leader from the attached list who practiced nonviolent social change. Young scholars write their own poem related to that leader's method and read them aloud in class.

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