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OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

1) Identify and describe King's philosophy of nonviolent resistance to social evils in order to promote the realization of the "beloved community;"

2) Investigate the impact of nonviolence as a tool for social change in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963;

3) Analyze circumstances under which a campaign of nonviolent resistance would be more successful and circumstances under which such a campaign would be less successful.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS

1) To what extent is nonviolence a powerful tool in encouraging social change?

2) What would make nonviolence an effective tool? What would make it ineffective?
 

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