1. Intro to the new Unit, new notebook sheets, vocab 2. What do you already know, what do you want to know notebook sheet 3. Watch video the UN 4. Watch fun video on crazy UN moments 5. If any time remains, click on the hyperlinked photo to the left and discuss as a group, are there similar political/religious/economic situations in today's world that the UN is currently watching similar to after WWII? (this is just one example that seems to be in the news a lot lately but there are many more)
Essential Question 1: In what ways did religious differences help create new nations?
1. General Review of World Religions: Watch video, then complete the worksheet in small group setting 2. The Creation of Israel: Watch the video, read the website and complete the organizer 3. The Independence of India: Read this website, watch the video, and complete the organizer 4. The Creation of Pakistan: Watch the video , read the website and then complete the organizer 5. If any time remains click on the hyperlinked photo to the left and review
Essential Question 2: In what ways did personal finance lead to the independence of India?
1. Gandhi's homespun protests: read website, click on photo, What can you detect by looking at the photo 2. How did Gandhi use economic protests to help gain independence for India? SAS # 937 and worksheet 3. Gandhi's Salt March Protests: Compare/Contrast activity - read the website, create an essay 4. If any time remains, explore the hyperlinked website to the left in small group setting
Essential Question 3: What were the demographic trends that came out of the creation of Israel and the independence of India?
1. Israel and India: examine the similarities and differences between their fight for independence 2. The Zionist Movement: Watch the video and then create an acrostic poem 3. The Muslim League: Read from the website and then annotate the article 4. The Indian National Congress: Read the website, watch the video then create a visual of your choice 5. If any time remains click on the hyperlinked photo to the left and explore
Essential Question 4: How did the emergence of new nations create or interrupt peace and prosperity for the people living in these areas - Africa?
The Muslim League was worried that if India gained its independence, the minority Muslim population would not be heard in a majority Hindu nation. The League wanted to create an independent Muslim nation.
Indian National Congress: One of the largest political parties in India, the INC encouraged independence and was supported by Nehru and Gandhi.
Jawaharlal Nehru came from a highly educated family and was the first Prime Minister of India.
Home-spun cloth: In an attempt to boycott European manufactured goods, Gandhi spun his own clothes. These items were referred to as home-spun.
Non-violent protest: Gandhi inspired others in his non-violent protests; instead of using weapons, Gandhi used non-aggression, protests, speeches, hunger strikes, boycotts, etc. which led to the independence of India.
Mahatma Gandhi, or "great soul," was known for his non-violent actions against the British Empire and helped lead India to its independence.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a major advocate of the Muslim League and served as a leader in Pakistan after the split of the Indian Subcontinent.
The Quit India Movement: On 8 August 1942 at the All-India Congress Committee session in Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi launched the 'Quit India' movement. The next day, Gandhi, Nehru and many other leaders of the Indian National Congress were arrested by the British Government. Disorderly and non-violent demonstrations took place throughout the country in the following days.
African independence activity
Compare the beliefs of Gandhi to Jomo Kenyatta.
Timeline of boycotts against the British; includes biographical information on Gandhi and articles on India's independence.
Gandhi's "homespun" movement. This article explains Gandhi's personal choice to boycott British manufactured goods.
Two or three years after the 1947 Partition, it occurred to the governments of India and Pakistan to exchange their lunatics in the same manner as they had exchanged their criminals. The Muslim lunatics in India were to be sent over to Pakistan and the Hindu and Sikh lunatics in Pakistani asylums were to be handed over to India.
Resources on British colonization and the independence of India. Link includes several lesson plans from resources like BBC, PBS, etc on the partition of India.
Mr. Donn's simulation of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Using a character analysis, students will examine the Israeli/Palestinian conflict from the perspective of teenagers living in Israel.
PBS lesson plans on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Students will use segments of a PBS documentary on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, students will assess the conflict and compare perspectives of the Arab and Jewish communities.
Informational PowerPoint on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Great for a review in your preparation to teach students about the sustained conflict abroad.
Understanding the process of decolonization, breaks down decolonization into several steps and within the context of the Cold war and the new age of colonization that took place.
Introduction to the decolonization of Asia and Africa: Article explaining decolonization in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Interactive maps teaching the process of decolonization. Students can look at colonization through maps in many nations and continents, developing map
Decolonization of Africa through charts and maps. Students can read background information about Africa's independence in various nations and then analyze charts and maps for further research on each nation.
Wonderful packet of information on decolonization complete with maps, reading, activities, etc. Over 60 pages of information to choose from!
UN Charter Reading and mapping of what it takes to create a new nation. Follow up reading