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Gandhi’s Salt March: Nonviolence in Action
Students examine the effectiveness of nonviolent protest. For 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
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
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 activity, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet inspiring, life....
5th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Can Forgiveness Lead to Nonviolence?
Tenth graders determine if forgiveness can lead to nonviolence. In this nonviolent resistance lesson, 10th graders discuss the concept of forgiveness and read examples of the forgiveness that Gandhi granted. Students write letters of...
10th Social Studies & History
The Power of Nonviolent Struggle
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...
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...
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...
8th - 12th Health
Muhammad Ali and his Vietnam War Resistance: Defining Nonviolent Action through Gandhi and King
Students research Muhammad Ali's act of civil disobedience. In this civil disobedience lesson, students research Ali's defiance of the Vietnam War draft and compare his reasoning to Martin Luther King's thoughts on the war. Students...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts