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Unit on Gandhi and Ahimsa
Students explore the history of Gandhi and his viewpoint and example of nonviolence. In this World History instructional activity, 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 12 Views 89 Downloads
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 10 Views 32 Downloads
Gandhi's Salt March, A Simulation
Students examine Gandhi's Salt March. In this peace and tolerance instructional activity, 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 14 Views 89 Downloads
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 instructional activity, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet inspiring, life.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 84 Downloads
Gandhi Speech Writing
Explore non-violent protest in this social values and world history lesson. After viewing the movie Gandhi, and discussing important events in Gandhi's life, young orators write a speech defending Gandhi's position on the value of passive resistance.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 60 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
Gandhi's Life and Guiding Principles
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.
2nd Health 7 Views 23 Downloads
Ahimsa in the Real World: Truth, Love, and Nonviolence
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.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 20 Downloads
Students describe key events in the life of Gandhi. They determine why knowledge of geography is necessary to understand the history of the people in a place or region. They write a summary of how the events in Gandhi's life, influenced by the physical and cultural geography of India/Pakistan, helped India become independent.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 31 Views 115 Downloads
Examining Gandhi’s Critique of Modern Civilization: The Lessons of Modern Japan
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 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
Gandhi's Ashrams and School Sustainability
Explore philosophy and religion by researching Gandhi. Lead your young students to investigate the life and accomplishments of Mahatma Gandhi by reading the assigned text. Your class will define sustainability and create a sustainable vegetarian meal which they enjoy with their class.
2nd Science 3 Views 9 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
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.
8th - 12th Health 11 Views 27 Downloads
Life Rules for Nonviolence
Scholars apply the basic ideas of Mohandis Gandhi and their application in global change. They generate original definitions of violence and nonviolence. They then create their own set of basic rules that they can apply in real life.
10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 24 Downloads
The Power of Nonviolence: Change Through Strategic Nonviolent Action
How did major historical figures, such as Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony, and Mohandas K. Gandhi, explain and defend their beliefs in nonviolence? Your learners will begin by studying the backgrounds of these individuals, and then after defining such terms as philosophy and tactics, will work in groups to develop nonviolent strategies in response to given hypothetical situations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Roots of Ahimsa
Students investigate the philosophy of nonviolence. In this Ghandi lesson plan, students discover that Gandhi inspired many civil rights leaders with the idea of ahimsa. Students complete venn diagrams, create timelines, and discuss reading to increase understanding.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Applying Ahimsa to Traditional Stories
Investigate the life of Mahatma Gandhi by researching non-violent lifestyles. Learners define the word ahimsa and discuss the personal characteristics that made Gandhi a peaceful warrior. They also create a poster about the story "The Little Red Hen" as an example of a story with a moral.
2nd - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 124 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable