Monday, February 27, 2012

Amritsar Massacre

I understand that the students got to the Amritsar Massacre today.  (You can watch the clip below.  Fair warning, it's probably the most intense scene in the movie.)

The Indian Independence Movement is interesting.  It's interesting because it mainly manifested itself nonviolently.  Now, that's not to say there wasn't a loss of blood.  There was much blood lost - as this clip shows.  But it's different than the U.S. route to independence - through war.  Or, Australia - which gained its independence gradually over the course of many years without any bloodshed at all.

To get the extra credit for today's blog entry discuss what has happened so far in Gandhi with an adult in your household.  Make sure to mention the Amritsar Massacre and what happened to General Dyer (if you know.)  Talk about what Gandhi wants, and why.  Discuss what is meant by civil disobedience and nonviolent, noncooperation.

Then, to prove you read and discussed the blog, write down the following sentences: "All hail Cowells-ji!  I read and discussed the blog with _____________________."  Have the adult you discussed the blog with sign the paper.

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