Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Students read about Gandhi, then create a 30 second silent skit about some aspect of his life. This resource is part of Unit 4: Battles for Independence II and the Social Studies 7 course.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

india nonviolence protest gandhi

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-05-02.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson is part of a group of lessons that include some valuable resources that can be used in studying Gandhi’s life and the independence movement in India. Although the lesson is organized and structured for a specific classroom, a few of the activities can be pulled out and adapted quite easily. It has an excellent opening brainstorm question about what makes a person powerful and there is a one page reading on Gandhi that highlights key aspects of his life and accomplishments. There is also a follow-up activity that asks students to take what they have learned about Gandhi and apply it to a 30 second skit. One activity in the lesson asks students to use the SOAPS method of document analysis to examine a poster. For those unfamiliar with this acronym, S is subject, O is occasion, A is audience, P is purpose, and S is speakers. This lesson plan can be used in conjunction with some of the other lessons on Gandhi that you will find on Curriki.

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