Objective: In Part 1: Chapters 1 through 3, Mohandas K. Gandhi has been assassinated, and a million people have gathered to mourn his death. This lesson will discuss Gandhi's funeral and his effect on others.
1) Class Discussion: Describe Gandhi's funeral.
Small Group Activity: What do the millions of grieving people reveal about Gandhi? How does this first chapter prepare the reader for the rest of the book?
Class Discussion: Discuss the small groups' responses.
Individual Activity: Research Hindu funeral rituals. What is the purpose of the pyre being set on fire? How do these rituals compare to American rituals?
Class Discussion: Discuss funeral rituals researched during the individual activity.
Homework: How is Gandhi unique for a world leader? How does he compare to the Western idea of a leader?
Objective: In Part 1: Chapters 1 through 3, Gandhi, as a child, shows no proclivity towards school work and no special talent. He...
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