|Mahatma Gandhi outside 10 Downing Street, |
London in 1931.
- Introduce the country you are talking about. In India's case, talk about who colonised it, and how India was as a colony (the "jewel in the crown").
- Next, talk about the calls for independence. This is where you name your leader. What were Gandhi's aims? What was he a member of?
- What actions did he and his movement take? (strikes, visiting Downing St., etc)
- What did the British offer? Why was Home Rule turned down? What happened to Gandhi during WWII?
- After the war: What was the Labour government's concern? Who did they appoint to India?
- What solution did the government and Gandhi reach?
- After independence, Gandhi tried to stop the sectarian violence that was breaking about between Hindus and Muslims. What happened to him?
So, in short...
- Introduce the country and briefly give its background.
- Talk about the calls for independence, introduce Gandhi and his aims.
- What actions did he and his movement take?
- What did the British offer? What happened during WWII?
- What was the situation after the war?
- What solution was found?
- Finish with sectarian violence and what happened to Gandhi.
- write about a country or independence movement you don't know about.
- write anything irrelevant.