Students will learn about the life of Gandhi and will promote peace in their community. They will compare and contrast the philosophies and work of Dr. King and Gandhi. They will determine service they can provide to promote peace and nonviolence.
One 45 minute class period
The learner will:
service: to provide a community or organization with something that it needs
donate: to give or present something, especially to a charitable organization or other good cause
discrimination: to be treated unfairly by others
protest: to express strong disapproval of or disagreement with something, or to refuse to obey or accept something, often by making a formal statement or taking action in public
The film "Gandhi" is 191 minutes in length. If class time doesn't allow for students to view the entire documentary, selected parts may be shown or show the trailer and provide print information about Gandhi for the students to read.
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Write this quote on a display board: "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
Ask the students what they think the quote means and if they agree with it. After a brief discussion, remind the students that they have recently learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and tell the students that the quotation is from Mohandas Gandhi, whose life and teaching were very influential in the development of Dr. King's understanding of service and nonviolence.
Art: Invite students who are artistic to create posters, flyers, stickers, and T-shirts that promote peace, nonviolence, and tolerance.
"Gandhi" movie trailer: http://www.crackle.com/c/Gandhi/Gandhi_Trailer/2480973
Web site Information about Gandhi:
Dr. King and Gandhi:
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