Nonviolence

February 25, 2017
  Introduction or Opening Ceremony   Explain that today we’ll reflect on "LOVE."  Not romantic love or a reciprocal love between personal friends. Instead, we’ll talk about a love that Martin…
May 3, 2015
To the Teacher: Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident, was arrested by police on April 12, 2015.  He suffered a spinal injury while in police custody, and died from his injuries a week…
November 10, 2014
To The Teacher: In this lesson and a companion lesson on Poland’s nonviolent revolution, students explore two major upheavals that signaled a new era in global relations that began 25 years ago.…
October 28, 2014
To The Teacher: This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 free elections in Poland, which signaled the end of Soviet-influenced single-party rule in the country. This move toward democracy…
December 19, 2011
  by Marieke van Woerkom To the Teacher On September 17, a group of protesters occupied Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street. They tried to bring into the public eye their dissatisfaction with the…
July 23, 2011
by Alan Shapiro   To the Teacher: Violence erupts regularly on our TV screens whether it be in newscasts, commercials or regular programming. Violent acts scream from newspaper headlines. Our…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher: The awarding of a Nobel Peace Prize is always a teachable moment. The prize focuses worldwide attention on a notable, but perhaps not well-known, individual for her or his exemplary…
October 27, 2010
To the Teacher: Liu Xiaobo, the first Chinese winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has for more than 20 years demonstrated a passionate, nonviolent commitment to helping China become a land where human…
January 13, 2010
Objectives   Students will: honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by learning about nonviolent resistance  learn about the "power in numbers"  look at the Montgomery Bus Boycott as an…
March 27, 2007
To the Teacher: Jonathan Schell, a writer and teacher, has for many years provided insightful and lucid analyses of the human behavior imperiling our planet—and he has suggested ways of thinking and…