ERIC Number: ED449529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Power of Nonviolence. [Lesson Plan].
National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
This lesson plan introduces students in grades 6-8 to Martin Luther King Jr.'s philosophy of nonviolence and the teachings of Mohandas K. Gandhi that influenced King's views. After considering the political impact of this philosophy, students explore its relevance to personal life. In these 6 lessons students will: (1) examine the philosophy of nonviolence developed by Martin Luther King, Jr.; (2) consider how this philosophy translated into practice during the Civil Rights Movement; (3) explore the relationship between King's teachings on nonviolence and those of Mohandas K. Gandhi; and (4) reflect on the relevance of nonviolence to one's personal conduct in everyday life. Intended for grades 6-8, the plan notes subject areas covered (literature, world and U.S. history), time required to complete the lesson, skills used and taught in the lesson, and the standards developed by professional associations or governments that are related to the lesson. Activities to extend the lesson, and further resources conclude the lesson plan. (SR)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Class Activities, English Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education, United States History
Full text at: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans/mlking.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.