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For Educators

Based upon the one-hour documentaries, "GANDHI'S AWAKENING" and GANDHI'S GIFT."

GANDHI’S AWAKENING documents the fascinating story of Mohandas Gandhi’s 21 early transformative years in South Africa, before now known only to scholars.

GANDHI’S GIFT chronicles the Master of Nonviolence at the end of his life, 1944-48, on the brink of attaining his lifelong goal of freedom from the British but with his heart breaking by the partition of India and the terrible communal violence that is killing untold thousands.

Lesson Plans on this Topic: “Nonviolence”

For Grades:
GANDHI’S AWAKENING for Grades 10-12 [PDF]
GANDHI’S GIFT for Grades 6-8 [PDF]
GANDHI’S GIFT for Grades 9-12 [PDF]

Related Academic Subjects: English, Social Studies, History, Geography, Political Science, Civics

Lesson Plans are written in a standard lesson format, complete with background information, standards and resources. Each lesson incorporates discussion questions and learning activities.

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For Educators who want shorter videos on Gandhi, see these Video Clips

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"Screening Gandhi’s Gift made for a fascinating and inspiring evening at Johnson County Community College. We followed the film with a panel discussion with Cynthia that led to a wonderful conversation among people of diverse backgrounds who share a commitment to the values Gandhi exemplified.”
— Dr. Dennis Arjo, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS