Lesson Plan


Extensive resources for a 2-circles Socratic seminar on Gandhi. Includes texts, sheets for students to set goals, follow along, evaluate each other, and reflect on their own performance. This resource is part of Unit 4: Battles for Independence II and the Social Studies 7 course.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

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


gandhi india nonviolence socratic seminar



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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-06-23.

Component Ratings:

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

Reviewer Comments:

This is the culminating lesson in a series on Gandhi’s life and the independence movement in India. Students participate in a Socratic seminar about Gandhi’s life and ideas. In order for students to effectively participate in this activity, it is important for them to have the background from the prior lessons on Gandhi. There are a variety of handouts that support student participation in the activity. It also has a writing assignment for students who are not directly participating as well as a reflection assignment for those who do participate. The handouts are classroom specific, but could be easily adapted to another teacher’s room. The scoring guide for the seminar is discussed in the previous lesson on Gandhi and it would be beneficial to review it with the students prior to the activity. Overall, this is an excellent culminating activity that could be used with many other topics in the Social Studies curriculum.

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