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185 resources with the concept non-violent protest

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Civil Disobedience Action Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate incidences of civil disobedience. In this civil disobedience lesson, students watch a video and read a newspaper article on civil disobedience. Then, in groups, they search a current newspaper for examples of...
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Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the concept of non-violent resistance. In this political philosophies lesson, students study the political tactics of Mohandas Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau, and Martin Luther King, Jr. in order to discover how each of...
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The Power of Nonviolent Resistance

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss the power of nonviolent resistance in terms of Dr. Martin Luther King and the boycotts that he led. For this nonviolent resistance lesson plan, students discuss their thoughts of nonviolent resistance and how they can...
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Evaluating Nonviolence as a Method of Social Change

For Students 8th - 11th
During a lesson on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the Civil Rights Movement, and/or nonviolent resistance, students can gather their thoughts in this activity. The questions cover Dr. King's philosophy of nonviolence, and two opinion...
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Abolitionists in U.S. History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and discuss excerpts from the writings of Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass and Sarah Parker Redmond. They compare and contrast the views of the three abolitionists concentrating on the experiences and reasons for...
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Nonviolent Resistance: Gandhi and King

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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South Asia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study South Asia. They complete various activities including answering questions following lectures, researching current events articles, viewing videos of Gandhi, South India, Pakistan, and Nepal. They select activities...
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The Berkeley Free Speech Movement: Civil Disobedience on Campus

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils work in groups of three, each member is assigned one of three roles. The Senators from all groups work together while opponents and supporters of mandatory fees work together to develop their pro/con arguments. Students discuss...
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Peace and Non-Violence: the Teachings of Gandhi

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the Gandhian philosophy. They define certain elements such as power, beauty and discuss what they know about the struggle for independence in India. Finally students collaborate to discuss Gandhian principles to extend...
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The Greensboro Sit-Ins: A Continuing Tradition of Nonviolent Protest

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners watch a video about nonviolent protests during the Civil Rights Movement. They discuss and write about the Greensboro sit-ins while deciding the effectiveness of this type of protest.
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What is the Role of Civil Disobedience Today?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars examine the meaning and use of civil disobedience. They decide whether civil disobedience is a viable form of protest in contemporary times after studying the acts of Rosa Parks.
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Gandhi Speaks Through Clothing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers analyze how Gandhi used the way he dressed to communicate with the Indian people. Students understand why Mahatma Gandhi was such an effective leader of the Indian struggle for independence from British colonial rule
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Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. meets the Philosophy of Gandhi's Ahimsa

For Teachers K - 8th
Students study Gandhi's and Dr. King's philosophies. For this world history lesson, students compare and contrast the methods by Gandi and Dr. King writing an essay on nonviolence.
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Letter from Birmingham Jail

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate newspaper articles involving discrimination. In this government lesson, students define "civil disobedience" and locate articles that deal with discrimination. Students discuss the different point of views.
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Independence Movements: India and Africa

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the events of the independence movement of India. They listen to a lecture and complete a concept map of the independence movements of the 20th century, watch an excerpt from the movie "Gandhi," and answer...
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Freedom Now

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students watch a short video on colonial rule. They discuss how lives were changed once independence was granted in India. They create mock interview sessions acting as political figures involved in an independence movement. They...
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Gandhi Speaks Through Clothing

For Teachers 9th
Student analyze how Gandhi used the way he dressed to communicate with the Indian people. Students should be able to identify some of the many layers of meaning clothing can express.