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In this lesson:
- Learn about Mahatma Gandhi's role in India's independence struggle.
- Explore aspects of non-violent resistance as a central value of Mahatma Gandhi's beliefs and leadership.
- Find out about the role of non-violent resistance in promoting justice in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Video resource:
Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace Documentary, 44 minutes
More Extension Activities:

Watch-Ask-Think  What is non-violent resistance?

Read-Ask-Think  Can India progress while keeping to the caste system?


Mahatma Gandhi: The Salt March

Keywords:  Mahatma Gandhi, Bapuji, Independence, National Symbol, non-violence, ahimsa, satyagraha, Quit India Movement, Salt March, Swarajya, ashram, caste, untouchables, Harijan, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela

Gandhiji_from_'India_Perspectives'_January-March_2008Gandhi's Way of War: The Salt March

Why Did Mahatma Gandhi march 240 miles for salt?

Find out about The Salt March and its repercussions at this  link

The Salt March 1930
Distance 241 miles
Participants 79 were chosen
From March 12, 1930 to April 5, 1930
From Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi, Gujarat


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This lesson plan was developed by Jing Ting Wee.

Updated October 2012