Minecraft Education Edition: India's Independence Movement (Lessons in Good Trouble)

Learn about the philosophies, teachings, and actions of Mohandas Gandhi and the non-violent movement towards India’s Independence

Learning Objectives

HISTORICAL/POLITICAL AWARENESS: Students will develop a better understanding of how colonialism affects countries and can serve as a need for change. Students will also develop a better understanding of the importance of independence and sovereignty.

SOCIAL MOVEMENT: Students will develop a better understanding of why one’s personal beliefs and actions can inspire others in a movement towards meaningful change.

HEROIC CONTEXT: Students will conduct research on the teachings and actions of Mahatma Ghandi and apply their importance to the movement

HISTORICAL CONTEXT: Students will develop an understanding of the origins of the Indian Independence movement as well as key figures prominent in the movement

At the end of this lesson:

  • Students will gain an understanding of the effects of colonialism.
  • Students will understand what independence means.
  • Students will understand how a non-violent approach to social justice can be effective.
  • Students will gain an understanding of the teachings of Ghandi.




External References

This Day In History

India and Pakistan win independence.

India Gains Independence from Britain

On this day India Gains Independence from Britain.

Indian Independence Movement

Mohandas K. Gandhi launched and directed three major campaigns in the Indian Independence Movement.

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