new Nations Emerge 101
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WCPSS Suggested Online Learnings
UN Charter Reading and mapping of what it takes to create a new nation. Follow up reading
Interactive maps teaching the process of decolonization. Students can look at colonization through maps in many nations and continents, developing map
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.
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.
African independence activity
Wonderful packet of information on decolonization complete with maps, reading, activities, etc. Over 60 pages of information to choose from!
Introduction to the decolonization of Asia and Africa: Article explaining decolonization in the Eastern Hemisphere.
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.
Gandhi's "homespun" movement. This article explains Gandhi's personal choice to boycott British manufactured goods.
Wonderful packet with 90 pages of information on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Includes maps, readings and activities. Follow up activity
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.
Gandhi and the Partition of India #937 (SAS #937): Lesson plan on the Partition of India and the migration thereafter. In this lesson, students weigh the options of leaders in 1947 and use primary sources to evaluate the Partition Plan.
Timeline of boycotts against the British; includes biographical information on Gandhi and articles on India's independence.
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.
Informational PowerPoint on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Great for a review in your preparation to teach students about the sustained conflict abroad.
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.
Compare the beliefs of Gandhi to Jomo Kenyatta.
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.
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Mahatma Gandhi, or "great soul," was known for his non-violent actions against the British Empire and helped lead India to its independence.
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.
Home-spun cloth: In an attempt to boycott European manufactured goods, Gandhi spun his own clothes. These items were referred to as home-spun.
Jawaharlal Nehru came from a highly educated family and was the first Prime Minister of India.
Indian National Congress: One of the largest political parties in India, the INC encouraged independence and was supported by Nehru and Gandhi.
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.
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 Independence of the Crimea
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Problems Africa has with New Nations Emerging
Problems the Middle East has with New Nations Emerging: Students use the PowerPoint to summarize notes on the back of their Middle East Map
New Nations Emerge Textbook,
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, Let's Go Fishing for New Nations Activity
Students work in small groups to review the educational standards for this unit and then create a group powerpoint, click here if link above
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The United Nations: Students watch the video above or use their own internet based devices to fill in the graphic organizers for NATO listed here and the UN listed here
The World Health Organization: Students watch the video above or use their own internet based devices to fill in the graphic organizer listed here
PowerPoint Slide: This activity counts as a quiz score, students will be assigned either globalization, the Fukushima earthquake or the Muslim League/Pakistan's creation. They must research the topic then create a slide that has at least 2 primary resources, a personal statement about their topic and 2 full 5 sentence each written summaries in their own words not copied from the internet.