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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...
The Way You Dream: Gandhi and King's Visions of Nonviolence
10th - Higher Ed
Students read Gandhi and Dr. King's messages about nonviolence and discuss their visions about loving one's enemies. In this nonviolence instructional activity, students read Gandhi's "Ahimsa, or the Way of Nonviolence" and Dr. Martin...
The Art of Nonviolence: Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Concepts of Nonviolence in Indian Art
7th - 12th
Students make connections between nonviolent ideals and art. In this visual arts activity, students discuss the successes of the American Civil Rights Movement and discuss Gandhi's influence on the movement. Students then examine images...
Continuing Gandhi's Legacy of Cross-Cultural Understanding: Central Asia and the Middle East
K - 3rd
Students investigate the lifestyle of Gandhi by creating a Venn Diagram. In this biographical activity, students compare the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi while discussing their teaching methods. Students utilize...
Muhammad Ali and his Vietnam War Resistance: Defining Nonviolent Action through Gandhi and King
10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars 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. Young...
Religion in Social Change: What's God Got To Do With It?
8th - 9th
Students determine how religion influences social change. For this religion and social change lesson, students examine how the religious beliefs of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. were inspirational as they worked to reduce...
A Comparison of Two Great Leaders: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.
2nd - 4th
Learners explore these two leaders use of nonviolent protest techniques. They read about the life of King Jr. They view a slide show about the life of Gandhi. Compare/contrast the lives of these two men using a Venn diagram.