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Gandhi’s Salt March: Nonviolence in Action
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 32 Downloads
Gandhi's Salt March, A Simulation
Students examine Gandhi's Salt March. For 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 88 Downloads
Unit on Gandhi and Ahimsa
Students explore the history of Gandhi and his viewpoint and example of nonviolence. For 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.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 10 Views 89 Downloads
Gandhi: A Man of Simple Means
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.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Nonviolent Resistance: Gandhi and King
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 18 Downloads
Examining Gandhi’s Critique of Modern Civilization: The Lessons of Modern Japan
Students examine the political philosophies of Mohandas Gandhi. For this Mohandas Gandhi lesson, students investigate Gandhi's thoughts about modern civilization as they listen to a lecture presented by their instructor.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
An Introduction to the Season for 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.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Journey to Synergy on the path of Gandhi and King
Young scholars 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. Young scholars then discuss how to apply synergy in their own lives.
8th - 12th Health 11 Views 27 Downloads
Gandhi's Life and Guiding Principles
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.
2nd Health 5 Views 21 Downloads
Actively Organizing Passive Resistance
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.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads
The Power of Nonviolent Struggle
Students identify how Mohandas Gandhi developed a nonviolent crusade for justice. In this nonviolent protest activity, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 48 Downloads
Paradigm Shift: Gandhian Nonviolence and the Concept of Power
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this social justice activity, students examine sources regarding the teachings of Mohandas Gandhi pertaining to nonviolent resistance.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Soul Force and Its Contributions to Nonviolent Movements and Self Empowerment
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.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Is Modern Civilization Civilized?
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Tracing the Idea of Civil Disobedience through Thoreau, Gandhi, and King
Learners 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. Learners demonstrate their reading comprehension of the lesson by creating a skit, digital story, or analysis paper.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 6 Views 107 Downloads
The Art of Nonviolence: Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Concepts of Nonviolence in Indian Art
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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 53 Downloads
Gandhi's Childhood Experience of Truth and Nonviolence
Fourth graders investigate philosophy by researching the life of Mahatma Gandhi. For this historical biography lesson, 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.
4th Health 3 Views 11 Downloads
Gandhi's Non-violent Revolutions: Examining Tools to Make Non-violent
Students analyze Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent social change. In this nonviolence and social change instructional activity, students research a leader from the attached list who practiced nonviolent social change. Students write their own poem related to that leader's method and read them aloud in class.
7th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads