NELSON MANDELA AND MAHATMA GANDHI.

INTRODUCTION.


WORKING WITH THE TEACHER. WHOLE GROUP
  • What do you know about Africa and India? Teacher writes this question on the blackboard and reads it. (Pair group. Students write down their ideas)Use stickie lino

**AFRICA**
You can click on the map to read about each country. How many countries are there in this continent?

**INDIA**
You can also click con the map to find out information about each country.

  • What words come to your mind when these countries are mentioned?
Ask the students to make a list of people they know or have heard of who have fought for freedom in any country in the world and especially from the countries mentioned above.

TASK 1

  • Have you ever heard or read the following quotes? Imagine who they belong to. Group discussion.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart"
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony".

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it"

  • Can you provide some other quotes?



TASK 2


  • CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO READ THEIR BIOGRAPHIES. They'll help you gather more information about them.
external image mandela-trial-lawyer.jpg


external image gandhi.jpg


TASK 3


  • ONCE YOU HAVE READ BOTH BIOGRAPHIES CREATE A TIMELINE WITH TIMELINECREATOR.



  • WHEN YOU FINISH YOUR TIME LINE COMPLETE THIS INFORMATION USING THIS CHART


TASK 4




  • You’ll watch the video twice. The first time you’ll watch and listen to it and the second time you'll try and take down as many notes as you can.

  • What is it said about his name?

  • Did this video help you learn more things about Nelson Mandela?

PROCESS AND RESOURCES

TASK 5


STUDENTS WILL SEARCH THE NET TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT MAHATMA GANGHI. YOU TUBE (DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT MAHATMA GANDHI). I'LL DIVIDE THE GROUP INTO 4 GROUPS.

GROUP ONE: THE HISTORIANS. Students in this group will collect information, contrast,associate, discuss and extend the information if possible to re-write the biography adding more details.

GROUP 2: THE JOURNALISTS. Students will summarize,differenciate, discuss, apply information to write a summary of the leader's lives and will create a puzzle using photovisi (photocollage maker)

GROUP 3: THE WRITERS. Students will write a letter to Nelson Mandela or to another important person who also has the same values and way of thinking. They'll contribute with their personal point of view about these famous freedom fighters.

GROUP 4: THE PHOTOGRAPHERS. Students will use google images or flickr to create an album of the leaders and they will also add a personal description using character traits.

THE FOUR GROUPS WILL SHARE INFORMATION THROUGH A CLASS FORO, OR THROGH GOOGLE DOCS.
STUDENTS WILL ASLO USE GOOGLE DOCS TO BUILD NEW VOCABULARY WHEN THEY LOOK UP WORDS IN THE WORD REFERENCE DICTIONARY.
DO THIS ACTIVITY TO GAIN MORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ONE OF THE LEADERS. WORKING IN GROUPS. ALL THE GROUPS WILL DO RESEARCH WORK AND GO THROUSH THE SITES BELOW.

  • Identify 5 important things that happened in their lives after going through the sites below. Then compare and contrast them.

  • Use this chart to make your notes.


Nelson Mandela.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSodHJZeKo8gdzu44L0AroY_7MBa7wGI1Rm7VHXVGmVjsPFbuaqRg
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1993/mandela-bio.html

Short Chronology of Mandela's life
http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/07/18/us-safrica-mandela-birthday-timeline-idUSL183156020080718

Mahatma Gandi
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Gandhi/gandhi.html

Short Chronology of Gandhi’s Life
http://www.mahatma.com/php/showContent.php?linkid=7

Nelson Mandela's quotes
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/nelson_mandela.html

Mahatma Gandhi's quotes.
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/nelson_mandela.html

FINAL OUTCOME



TASK 6



As you do the assigned task and with all the information found you will:

  • Make a chart with all the information you have just learned about these two men and reflect on what you have learnt.
  • Create a digital newspaper or a digital magazine with all the information that you have collected. Include the work done by the historians (a new biograhphy), the journalists (a summary), the writers (a letter), the photographers (photographs and the description). Use voicethread to record your voices.
  • Share your newspaper or mazagine with the other groups in the school not only digitally but also through pictures on the school board.


DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT


IN THIS PROJECT STUDENTS WILL WORK WITH THE TEACHER FIRST. ASKING AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS, LOOKING AT THE MAPS (AFRICA AND INDIA), READING SOME QUOTES AND GUESSING WHO THE QUOTES BELONG TO, REFLECTING WHY MANDELA AND GANDHI HAVE WRITTEN THEM, IN WHICH SITUATION OR PERIOD IN HISTORY AND WHY. THEN, STUDENTS WILL WATCH A VIDEO, TAKE DOWN NOTES IF POSSIBLE AND DISCUSS ABOUT IT. THEN WORKING IN THEIR COMPUTERS THEY WILL READ THE BIOGRAPHIES AND CREATE A TIMELINE USING THAT TOOL. NEXT STEP WILL BE TO USE THE INFORMATION IN THE TIMELINE TO COMPLETE A CHART.

STUDENTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO 4 GROUPS: HISTORIANS, JOURNALISTS, WRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS. EACH GROUP WILL BE ASSIGNED A TOPIC TO READ FROM THE LINK CHOOSEN BY THE TEACHER. EACH GROUP WILL SOLVE SOME ACTIVITIES SUCH US ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS, COMPLETE CHARTS, CREATE A TIMELINE, USE GOOGLE DOCS TO SHARE INFORMATION OR TO BUILD A BANK RESOURCE OF VOCABULARY, USE WORD REFERENCE DICTIONARY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LEADERS. THEY WILL ALSO SEARCH THE NET TO FIND INNFORMATION A A VIDEO OF MAHATMA GANDHI AND SHARE EVERYTHING BY GOOGLE DOCS. THEY'LL ALSO USE GOOGLE IMAGES OR FLICKER. THIS WILL LEAD TO THE FINAL OUTCOME WHICH WILL BE TO CREATE AN ARTICLE ABOUT NELSON MANDELA OR MAHATMA GANDHI. IN THE ARTICLE THEY WILL HAVE TO INCLUDE A PERSONAL REFLECTION, ADD INFORMATION, IMAGINE THEIR PERSONALITY THROUGH THEIR ACTIONS,
APART FROM WRITING ABOUT THEM. FINALLY, THE ARTICLE WILL BE READ IN THE CLASS AND PUBLISHED FOR THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE. THUS, IN THIS WAY THE REST OF THE COURSES WILL READ THEIR PRODUCTIONS. IF IT IS A DIGITAL MAGAZINE, STUDENTS CAN USE VOICETHREAD TO RECORD THEIR VOICES WHEN READING .

THE PROJECT IS MEANT FOR AN INTERMEDIATE GROUP.