Global Peace

What is peace? What is violence? What can you learn from Gandhi’s approach to building a nonviolent movement?

While the Internet has served as a catalyst for revolutions around the world, it may have also fueled a global disconnect that has caused us to overlook the strength, resiliency and relevance of our local communities.

Inspired by Gandhi’s four principles of nonviolent movement building, in this course you will learn about how communities are resisting oppression around the world, and investigate specific case studies as models for making change on your own block. Through conflict mapping, historical analysis, film critiquing, and evaluating nonviolent protest techniques, you will learn about the philosophy, economy, politics, and tools of nonviolence.

This course culminates in the actual implementation of a nonviolent intervention of your own design, in order to take action on an issue of personal importance to you.

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Course Units

What are the forms of violence?

How do you document violence?

How do you become the change you wish to see in the world?

How do you perform a nonviolent action?

Resources

Resources for this Mastery Project include:
  • Lesson Content
  • Worksheets
  • Sample Answer Worksheets
  • Example Student Project
  • Teacher's Guide
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