Gandhi’s Nonviolent

 Values & Skills:

 

A Violence Prevention Guidebook

for High Schools

 

by James McGinnis

 

for the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence,

University of Rochester, Rochester NY

&

 Institute for Peace & Justice

475 E. Lockwood Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63119

 

@2003

 

Note to User:

 

While this book has not yet been published, we have permission from the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence at the University of Rochester (NY) and from Arun Gandhi to make it available to teachers at no cost through our website. However, we ask that you limit its use to your own classroom.  You may print out a full copy for yourself and duplicate the student pages as needed.

 

You may encourage other teachers to visit our website for their own copy,

but do not make additional copies to distribute.  In addition, we ask that you send us your name and email address, so that we know who is using this resource and how to reach you.  Thanks for your understanding.

 

Contact James McGinnis at jimppjn@aol.com; 314-918-2630

 

 

Click on links below to download individual PDFs

for each of the sections and units.

 

 

 

Table of Contents

Introduction and Methodology

 

How to Use This Guidebook

 

Unit 1: Introducing Gandhi and His Principles; Experiments with Love

Introducing Gandhi and His Principles: AHIMSA and SATYAGRAHA

Experiments with Love or Kindness

 

Unit 2: Respect

Respecting Yourself

Understanding Your Role in the World

“Hit Me; I’m Different”

Accepting & Appreciating Others by Escalating Kindness

Serving Others in Need

Accepting & Appreciating Diversity

Appreciating Language and Religious Diversity

 

Unit 3: Anger

“Anger Profile”

What Gandhi Taught His Grandson Arun About Anger

Calming Down – Disciplining Your Mind

"I-Messages" & "Verbal Muscle"

“Anger Impact Statement”

 

Unit 4: Nonviolent Problem-Solving & Nonviolent Resistance

Nonviolent Problem-Solving

The “SOS Process” – Solving Our Situations

Nonviolent Resistance to Injustice

 

Unit 5: Making Amends & Forgiveness

Being Forgiven and Making Amends

Responding to Gandhi and King on Forgiveness

Burying Our Grudges

 

Unit 6: Our Oneness with the Earth & Challenging Materialism

Realizing Our Oneness with the Earth

“Speaking for the Earth”

Living in Greater Harmony with the Earth

Protecting the Earth

Challenging Materialism in My Life & Society

 

Unit 7: Courage & Solidarity: Overcoming Our Fears & Standing with Others Who Are Treated Unfairly

Facing and Overcoming Our Fears

Standing with Others Who Are Treated Unfairly

Roleplay the Pietermaritzburg Train Encounter

Roleplay Gandhi’s Return to South Africa

Act Courageously Roleplays Closer to Home

 

Unit 8: Courage: Challenging the –ISMS: Sexism, Racism, Nationalism & War

The Courage It Takes to Challenge the “-ISMS”

“Noncooperation with Evil”: Gandhi, King & Us

The Struggle Between the “-ISMS” & Those Who Noncooperate

Challenging Sexism

Challenging Racism & Untouchability

Challenging Racism in the Community: A Case Study

Challenging Racism at School: A Case Study

Challenging Narrow Nationalism

Gandhi, King and the Challenge of War

Responding to the Victims of War

 

Appendices

A - The Youth Pledge of Nonviolence 

B - Youth As Teachers of Nonviolence: The “Teens Acting for Peace” Program

C – It’s Always Time for Nonviolence (Season, Decade, Calendar for Nonviolence)

D - Chronologies & Resources for Gandhi and King

E - Other Resources for Youth: Videos, Songs, Books and Websites

 

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