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Pupils examine the effectiveness of nonviolent protest. In this social justice lesson, students analyze the effectiveness of Gandhi's Salt March as a nonviolent protest. Pupils jigsaw read the provided story and discuss it.
Gandhi's message of nonviolence and the practice of civil disobedience influenced people around the world.
Young scholars 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 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.
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.
Second graders investigate philosophy by researching the life of Mahatma Gandhi. In this biographical lesson, 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.
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 plan, 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.
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.
Second graders create an abstract painting that conveys feelings of nonviolence. In this visual arts lesson, 2nd graders read "The First Step of Jainism" and discuss honesty, watch a digital story, discuss feelings after watching the story, paint an abstract painting that represents their idea of nonviolence, and write to describe their art. Included in this lesson is background information on Mohandas Gandhi and his philosophy of ahimsa.
Students identify how Mohandas Gandhi developed a nonviolent crusade for justice. In this nonviolent protest lesson, students watch segments of a documentary about Gandhi's reaction to imperialism in India. Students write essays that require them to evaluate Gandhi's campaign for Indian freedom.
Students consider the concept of civil disobedience. In this lesson plan on changing unjust laws, students use primary sources to understand how Gandhi and King changed the law. Students will then list laws that they feel are unjust and plan ways in which they might peacefully challenge them.
Pupils are introduced to non-violent ways to solve disagreements with others. In groups, they analyze the ways Martin Luther King, Gandhi and Thoreau shared their views in non-violent ways. They complete a sketch of the life of each man and read an excerpt from each man's writings.
Students investigate awareness and spiritual transformation by researching the life of Gandhi. In this philosophy lesson plan, students discuss living in an aware state by practicing yoga, eating vegetarian, and becoming immersed in poetry. Students practice some of these methods in order to become more spiritually aware.
Students analyze civil disobedience through history studying Thoreau, Gandhi, and Dr. King. In 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.
Eleventh graders explore Gandhi's philosophy links to the works of American Transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau. In this transcendentalism lesson, 11th graders discuss essential questions about civilization and modernity.
Pupils 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.
Fourth graders investigate philosophy by researching the life of Mahatma Gandhi. In this historical biography activity, 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.