Kindness article

  • The article name was “Kindness Breeds More Kindness, Study Shows” and was written by Brandon Keim.
  • Researchers found out that one act of kindness can influence more acts of kindness. They researched this by analyzing cause and effect situations by having a group of “players” spend their 20 credits toward a pool, in which they received credits back in the end. The groups were mixed up and redid the experiment. When one person gave a lot of money, it affected the other people for the next 2 rounds.
  • The article convinced me to be more kind, because it will affect many people.
  • I found an article titled “How Random Acts of Kindness Can Benefit Your Health” by Priya Advani. Researchers studied and found that those who were kind become happier over time. This is because doing acts of kindness releases a hormone called oxytocin which reduces blood pressure. I picked this article because I found it interesting that it could actually benefit your health to be kind. I also found out the science of behind being happy. I found this article encouraging, and will make sure to be more kind.

Activism Research

Martin Luther King Jr.

            MLK impacted civil rights in America. He wanted all people to be treated equally and to not be judged by their skin color. He believed in non-violent protest and protested through boycotts. He is known for his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Mahatma Gandhi     

            Gandhi was known for leading the Indian independence movement from Britain during the 1900’s. He encouraged nonviolent civil disobedience against the unfair taxation and discrimination against poor farmers and laborers. He also tried to stop the violence between Hindu and Muslims in Bengal. Gandhi is known for his non-violent protests and belief in simple living.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev was the first president of the Soviet Union and helped break up the USSR. He made the Soviet Union more democratic and fair for all citizens, which led to the fall of communism. He won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 in his role in negotiation of arms control and disarmament. He brought the Cold War to the end and took down the Berlin Wall.


  • Nonviolence
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Racism
  • Homelessness
  • Environment