This guide is for parents or teachers to expand on the picture book Gandhi: A March to the Sea by Alice B. McGinty, illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. It contains pre-reading questions, historical background discussion, geography lesson, writing activity, printable free verse activity, salt water science activity, weaving lesson, vocabulary, printable crossword and printable cryptogram.
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**“This gorgeous, thoughtful account should be in every biography collection.” - Starred Review School Library Journal
Mohandas Gandhi’s 24-day March to the Sea, from March 12 to April 5, 1930, was a pivotal moment in India’s quest to become an independent country no longer ruled by Great Britain. With over 70 marchers, Gandhi walked from his hometown near Ahmedabad to the seacoast near Dandi. The march was a non-violent means to protest the taxes that Great Britain had imposed on salt-not the salt that the Indians could get from the sea, but the salt that Great Britain forced them to buy. Gandhi believed that peaceful protests were an effective way to challenge British law, and his peaceful but ultimately successful movement became known as Satyagraha.