Defying the Crown - The Indian Independence Movement - 1930
— A Set-Up-the-Sub Lesson Plan Using a Film Clip from A Force More Powerful
Subject: World History and Culture - India; Nonviolence.
Age: 12+; Middle and High School levels.
When the classroom teacher is absent, this lesson can provide an important learning experience, as well as an opportunity to keep students interested and working.
Length: Film Clip: 25 minutes; Lesson: Two 45-55 minute class periods depending on how deeply teachers want to go into nonviolent mass action.
Learner Outcomes/Objectives: Students will learn about Mahatma Gandhi, the development of nonviolent mass action, and the Indian movement for independence. Students will retain strong mental images of Gandhi and the origins of nonviolent mass action.
Rationale: Knowledge of nonviolent mass action and of the Indian independence movement is important for any student of modern world history.
This Set-Up-the-Sub Lesson Plan provides instructions to the substitute and discussion questions to introduce classes to India, its independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi and nonviolent protest as a force for change.
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Description of the Film Clip: This is the second segment of the documentary, A Force More Powerful. The film describes six occasions in the 20th century in which nonviolent mass action changed governments or promoted social reform.
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The film clip from A Force More Powerfull introduce students to the most powerful political/social force on the planet: nonviolent mass action.
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