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262 reviewed resources for non-violence

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Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The four resources in this collection look at the strategy of non-violence as a response to injustice. High schoolers study the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s and its leaders, investigate examples of injustice and protest...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades K-5

For Teachers K - 5th
The Civil Rights Movement is the focus of a collection created for young scholars, kindergarten through fifth grade. The unit begins with an introductory lesson that sets the stage for discussion, written assignments, interactives,...
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The Civil Rights Movement: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, with its sit-ins, boycotts, and marches, became a model of using civil disobedience to affect change. This collection of unit plans, lesson plans, interactives, videos, and activities...
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Dalai Lama: Free Expression and Religion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How is religious freedom connected to the conflict between China and Tibet? After reading an online passage of background information, your learners will divide into groups and both read and view an interview with the Dalai Lama. They...
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Glossary of Non-Violence

For Students 3rd - 8th
Make sure your class is sure of terminology when referring to the non-violent methods used in the civil rights movement. This glossary includes 19 terms paired with parts of speech and definitions. 
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ESL Holiday Lessons: International Day of Non-Violence

For Students 6th - 10th
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article regarding  International Day of Non-Violence. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble...
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Applying Ahimsa to Traditional Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
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...
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Protesting Violence without Violence

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The ultimate legacy of Emmett Till's violent death is its role in the non-violent roots of the Civil Rights Movement. A lesson compares contemporaneous articles with the lyrics of Bob Dylan's "The Death of Emmett Till" and prompts...
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Non-Violence Means "Doing Nothing"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners reflect on violence and non-violence.  In this World History lesson, students read an article by Gandhi then write an essay as to whether they agree or disagree with his thoughts.  Learners then share all their ideas as a class.
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Martin Luther King and Malcom X on Violence and Integration

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X were contemporaries. Both were gifted orators, both were preachers, both were leaders during the Civil Rights era, both were assassinated. But the two had very different views on violence and...
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The Non-violence Grid

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss violence. For this promotion for peace lesson, students share their opinions on different scenarios presented by the teacher. They discuss each scenario as a class to determine if various acts are too violent or just...
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Media Violence - The Good, the Bad and the Future

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders define, identify, measure, and assess the level and impact of violence in media. The media forms evaluated include music, sitcoms, news, and other programs that are identified and shared by the class. 
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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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John Lewis: Non-Violent Activism

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After comparing and contrasting non-violent and violent social movements, your young historians will take a closer look at the work and influence of John Lewis on the civil rights movement. They will then choose a current social justice...
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Introductory Lesson on Interconnectedness

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students are introduced to the concept of interconnectedness and make connections regarding conflict in their community, country, and the world. In this interconnectedness lesson plan, students define the word conflict and what that word...
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Gandhi’s 12 Vows: Training Warriors of Non-violence

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students 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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Effectiveness of Nonviolent Civic Action Simulation on Colombia

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With new leadership comes new hope! After years of violence, the people of Colombia elect a new president ... could this mean an end to conflict? Civics scholars take part in a large group role-playing exercise designed to illustrate the...
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Promote Nonviolence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take a look at the topic of violence as seen in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Discuss together the values that Atticus holds and brainstorm ways to combat violence in a similar manner to what he portrays in the novel. Get your...
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Cheaper by the Dozen

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What does it feel like to be the new kid in town? Scholars view and discuss an excerpt from a movie dealing with the relationship between bullying and emotional triggers in the fifth lesson of a 17-part series. The content and discussion...
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Gandhi Speech Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Do Something About School Violence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the problem of school violence at their school and across the country. As a class, they cut out basic shapes in which they brainstorm a scary situation that could happen at school. They discuss ways in which to make...
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Nonviolence and Peace Movements: Crash Course World History 228

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is violence inevitable, or can peace overcome war? A Crash Course World History discusses how Leo Tolstoy influenced Mohandas Gandhi to use nonviolent resistance against British Imperialism, and how Gandhi's example became a model for...
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Organizing the Farm Worker Movement

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The food on young scholars' tables was likely harvested by hands that fought for fair wages and working conditions. By examining the life of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, learners connect their daily meals with the struggles of those...
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Non-Violence against Women Day

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine International Non-Violence Against Women Day in relation to the Mirabal Sisters from the Dominican Republic. They watch a movie, answer discussion questions, and write an essay.

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