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Center for Civic Education: Black History Month

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Six lesson plans in the Black History Month collection introduce middle and high schoolers to nonviolent actions as a means to resist oppression and encourage reform. Lessons look at the Children’s March, music, and citizenship schools...
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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - High School Edition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Established by Congress, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a nonpartisan institution whose goal is to "increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence." The 15 USIP resources in the...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights...
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Tactics of Nonviolence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the direct action tactics of nonviolence. As a class, they distinguish between a strategy and a tactic and identify tactics used during the civil rights movement. They relate these tactics and how they might be used to...
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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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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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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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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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Nonviolent Direct Action at Southern Lunch Counters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of nonviolent direct action. In this Civil Rights Movement lesson plan, students examine primary sources and consider the actions of civil rights workers who participated in nonviolent direct action activities.
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Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Power of Nonviolence

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the philosophy of nonviolence developed by Martin Luther King, Jr. and how this turned into practice during the Civil Rights Movement. They compare these teachings to those of Mohandas K. Ghandi.
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Nonviolent Leaders

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars compare the life of Gandhi and other nonviolent leaders. They identify qualities and behaviors of nonviolence. They synthesize the information they research about world leaders and the impact they had.
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Eyes on the Prize Lesson 1: The Philosophy of Nonviolence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the concept of nonviolent demonstration. For this Civil Rights Movement activity, students investigate examples of injustice and discuss the philosophy of nonviolence fueled by leaders of the movement. High...
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Nonviolence the Road to Freedom

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discuss the use of nonviolence.  In this civil rights movement activity, 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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The Power of Nonviolence: Change Through Strategic Nonviolent Action

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How did major historical figures, such as Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony, and Mohandas K. Gandhi, explain and defend their beliefs in nonviolence? Your learners will begin by studying the backgrounds of these individuals, and then...
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The Power of Nonviolence: What Is Nonviolence? What Does It Cost?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your young learners will delve into the language of primary source documents in order to identify the characteristics, benefits, and costs of nonviolence. The lesson includes a mix of activities, including an anticipatory activity,...
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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 plan, 2nd graders read "The First Step of Jainism" and discuss honesty, watch a digital story, discuss feelings after watching...
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Our Story: Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence

For Teachers 1st - 4th
In this parent and child activity, young learners read Martin’s Big Words and a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There is a wonderful guided reading pdf that defines challenge words and provides reading tips. The object of this...
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The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic activity through which class members discover how music has the ability to influence others in a meaningful way. After reviewing selected pieces and modern-day protest songs, learners will research other songs that...
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The Distance Formula and Marching Nonviolently for Social Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the distance formula using real world data from nonviolent marches for social change.  In this secondary mathematics lesson, students investigate the marches of Gandhi and King using maps overlaid with a coordinate...
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Committing to Nonviolence: A Lesson from Viva La Causa

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the social change movements of the American 20th century. In this nonviolence lesson plan, students research the work of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Caesar Chavez. Learners compare and contrast the...
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The Power of Nonviolent Resistance

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars discuss the power of nonviolent resistance in terms of Dr. Martin Luther King and the boycotts that he led. In this nonviolent resistance lesson plan, students discuss their thoughts of nonviolent resistance and how they...
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Eyes on the Prize Lesson 2: Six Steps for Nonviolent Social Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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. Students reflect...
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Egypt's Nonviolent Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the nonviolent protests of the Egyptians. In this current events lesson, students watch a video and read articles about the 2011 Egyptian uprising. Students compare the Egyptian protest to the protests of the American...
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Nonviolence as a Tool for Change Lesson 2

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

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