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Selfless Service and The Giving Tree - Building Ethical Conscience
Upper elementary schoolers investigate philanthropy and selflessness by reading a children's book. In this ethics lesson, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet inspiring, life....
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Unit on Gandhi and Ahimsa
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...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
Gandhi’s Salt March: Nonviolence in Action
Students examine the effectiveness of nonviolent protest. In this social justice lesson plan, students analyze the effectiveness of Gandhi's Salt March as a nonviolent protest. Students jigsaw read the provided story and discuss it.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Gandhi's Salt March, A Simulation
High schoolers examine Gandhi's Salt March. For this peace and tolerance lesson, students discuss the Salt Tax Levy that was imposed in India. High schoolers then debate how the Indian National Congress should have handled the issue.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Gandhi's Childhood Experience of Truth and Nonviolence
Fourth graders investigate philosophy by researching the life of Mahatma Gandhi. In this historical biography lesson, 4th graders examine the peaceful philosophy of India's most famous resident. Students participate in role-playing...
The Way You Dream: Gandhi and King's Visions of Nonviolence
Learners read Gandhi and Dr. King's messages about nonviolence and discuss their visions about loving one's enemies. For this nonviolence lesson, students read Gandhi's "Ahimsa, or the Way of Nonviolence" and Dr. Martin Luther King's...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Mohandas Gandhi: Changing the World One Step at a Time
Students illustrate pages of a book. In this famous historical icon lesson, students are read a story about Mohandas Gandhi, illustrate the pages in small groups, assemble a class book to read to younger students, and act out a scene...
K - 3rd English Language Arts
Integrating Gandhian Principles of Communal Unity in Mathematics
Fourth through sixth graders incorporate Gandhian principles into Math curriculum. They explore Gandhi's teachings on communal unity and economic equality. This has quite a bit of information about Gandhi and his observations and...
4th - 6th Math
The Seven Deadly Social Sins
Politics without Principle. Wealth without Work. Mohandas Gandhi’s "Seven Deadly Social Sins" provides the text for a research-based, persuasive essay assignment. Writers select what they consider to be the most significant social sin in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Religion in Social Change: What's God Got To Do With It?
Students determine how religion influences social change. In this religion and social change instructional activity, students examine how the religious beliefs of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. were inspirational as they...
8th - 9th Social Studies & History
Journey to Synergy on the path of Gandhi and King
Students explore the concept of synergy. In this peace and tolerance instructional activity, 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....
8th - 12th Health