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129 resources with the concept non-violence

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Life Rules for Nonviolence

For Teachers 10th
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. 
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Addressing Student's Questions in the Aftermath of the Terrorist Attacks

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Students discuss peacemaking. In this political policy and emotions lesson, students explore ideas for expressing feelings in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Students reflect on punitive and restorative justice.
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Conflict Resolution in 9 Easy Steps

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students investigate student psychology by reading assigned text about nonviolence. In this conflict resolution instructional activity, students read nine specific steps they should take the next time they are in an argument with...
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Stories of Freedom and Justice: Learning Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Students are introduce to the topic of nonviolence and civil rights by watching a video. In this stories of freedom activity, students examine the Supreme Court's role in interpreting the U.S. Constitution. Students analyze how conflict...
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The Popular Bully

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate bullying and nonviolent ways to deal with bullies.  In this conflict management lesson, 5th graders discover the definition for the word ahimsa and examine ways to incorporate that philosophy into their social...
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Civil Disobedience

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy quiz learning exercise, students respond to 30 multiple choice questions about Thoreau's Civil Disobedience. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Mohandas Gandhi

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Mohandas Gandhi. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Civil Disobedience

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Free India: Resisting British Rule in India

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the impact of nonviolence during Gandhi's Free India movement.  In this World History lesson plan, students complete several activities including research, class discussions and a multimedia project, all centered around...
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Nonviolence the Road to Freedom

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discuss the use of nonviolence.  In this civil rights movement lesson, 11th graders write a journal entry on the differences between Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., discuss nonviolence and create a poster...
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Gandhi’s 12 Vows: Training Warriors of Non-violence

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars examine Gandhi’s ‘Walk n Talk’ strategy. In this lesson on civil disobedience, students evaluate Gandhi’s non-violent method of satyagraha as an effective mode of revolution.      
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Walking as Power--A Historical Perspective

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore nonviolent protest walks. In this social movements lesson, 5th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine the power of marches that were employed in women's rights, civil rights, and veterans'...
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Dorothy Day and Mohandas K. Gandhi: Catalysts of Social Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore how Dorothy Day and Mohandas Gandhi were leaders for social change.  In this history lesson, students analyze the impact of these two leaders through several activities and group assignments.
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Learning to Respect Each Other

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Discover how important Martin Luther King Jr. is to our society. In this civil rights lesson, investigate how Dr. King was an advocate for nonviolence and how he fought for civil rights for all Americans. Read and analyze Dr. King's "I...
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Mohandas Ghandi

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the life of Ghandi. In this Ghandi lesson, 5th graders discover facts about his life and his thoughts on violence. Students cut pictures from magazines that represent his life and write stories about times they...
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A Different Drummer

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate philosophy and meditation techniques by discussing Emerson and Thoreau.  In this philosophical traditions lesson plan, 8th graders identify the men Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, their work, and...
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Ahimsa in the Real World: Truth, Love, and Nonviolence

For Teachers 2nd
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...
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Eyes on the Prize Lesson 1: The Philosophy of Nonviolence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of nonviolent demonstration. In this Civil Rights Movement activity, students investigate examples of injustice and discuss the philosophy of nonviolence fueled by leaders of the movement. Students apply...
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The March from Selma to Montgomery

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine voter discrimination. In this Civil Rights instructional activity, students watch segments of "Eyes on the Prize" and discuss the organization of the march from Selma to Montgomery. Learners conduct interviews to learn...
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Nonviolence as a Tool for Change Lesson 1

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students examine voting rights in the South during the 1950s and 1960s. In this civil rights lesson plan, students examine legal rights and the opportunity to cast votes. Students research primary documents regarding the topic and share...
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Eyes on the Prize Lesson 2: Six Steps for Nonviolent Social Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of nonviolent protest. For this Civil Rights lesson, students examine the attributes of nonviolent protest as they investigate the student protests that took place in Nashville in 1960-1961. Learners reflect...
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Nonviolence as a Tool for Change Lesson 2

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore nonviolent protest. For this Civil Rights lesson, students read the essay "Nonviolence and Racial Justice." Students present the information they gleaned from the essay to their classmates in order to consider how...
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Civil Disobedience During the Civil Rights Movvement

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders evaluate the role and consequences of civil disobedience compared to other forms of protest in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. They use Henry David Thoreau's essay, "Civil Disobedience," to delvelop their knowledge...
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Music: Sing Away Your Anger

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students learn the song, There Is Always Something You Can Do, to help them deal with anger. They brainstorm ways to resolve situations peacefully and draw pictures of themselves as peacemakers.