Agenda: Week of April 3-6, 2012

Learning Targets CHAPTER 23
Independence and Development in the Global South 1914–Present
         •  To explore the breakup of imperial systems in the twentieth century
         •  To consider, through the examples of India and South Africa, how the process of decolonization worked
         •  To examine the challenges that faced developing nations in the second half of the twentieth century
         •  To investigate the potential clash of tradition with modernity in the developing nations, especially considering the case of Islam in Turkey and Iran

Monday, April 2, 2012
Quote of the Day: "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi
2. Who was Gandhi? (Indian Independence Notes)
Trailer for the Movie Gandhi 5:09 Gandhi is a 1982 biographical film based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. The film was directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Ben Kingsley as Gandhi."
Video Clip 9:21: "In Search of Gandhi"
Gandhi, Mohandas K.: Usually referred to by his soubriquet “Mahatma” (Great Soul), Gandhi (1869–1948) was a political leader and the undoubted spiritual leader of the Indian drive for independence from Great Britain. (pron. moh-HAHN-dahs GAHN-dee)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Quote of the Day: "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Big Picture Question 1 - "In what ways did the colonial experience and the struggle for independence shape the agenda of developing countries in the second half of the twentieth century?"
2. Who is Nelson Mandela? (African Independence Notes)
Video Clip 8:23: "ESPY Awards 2009 Award for Courage: A short documentary for the ESPN Espy awards. This year the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage was presented to Nelson Mandela, and his work to unite his country through love of sport."
Mandela, Nelson: South African nationalist (b. 1918) and leader of the African National Congress who was imprisoned for twenty-seven years on charges of treason, sabotage, and conspiracy to overthrow the apartheid government of South Africa; he was elected president of South Africa in 1994, four years after he was finally released from prison. (pron. man-DEL-ah)
3.  What accounts for the ups and downs of political democracy in post-colonial Africa?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 & Thursday, April 5, 2012
Quote of the Day: "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela
2. Class handout to assist in answering the document questions. We will hand this in at the end of the class period.
I. Document Study: Document 23.2: Development and African UnityII. Visual Source Study: Visual Source 23.1: “Non-Co-operation Tree and Mahatma Gandhi” (pictured above)
Friday, April 6, 2012
Quote of the Day: "A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." - Mahatma Gandhi

Quiz on Tuesday when we return over 23 and 24.
Test is next Friday on 23 and 24.