ERIC Number: ED481445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
Indian Independence and the Question of Pakistan. [Student Text and] Teacher Resource Book. Choices for the 21st Century.
Fox, Sarah Cleveland
This document includes a student text and a teacher resource book. The student booklet provides an overview of the history of the Indian subcontinent, focuses on key events leading up to partition, and explores the origins of the conflict in Kashmir. It notes that to understand the conflict in Kashmir, people must examine the period of British colonial rule to understand why there are the countries of India and Pakistan today. The student booklet is divided into eight sections: (1) "Introduction: Behind a Conflict"; (2) "Part I: India's Early History"; (3) "Part II: From Reform to Independence; (4) "March 1946: The Moment of Decision"; (5) Positions in Brief"; (6) "Positions" (Position 1: The Cabinet Mission; Position 2: The Congress Party; Position 3: The Muslim League; Position 4: The Unionist Party; Position 5: The Sikhs Punjab); (7) "Epilogue: Partition and Beyond"; and (8) "Optional Reading: What Did Jinnah Want?" This booklet is part of a continuing series of curriculum resources on international public policy issues. The teacher resource book provides an overview of the history of the Indian subcontinent, focuses on the events leading up to partition, and explores the origins of the conflict in Kashmir. It contains a day-to-day lesson plan and student activities. The suggested lesson plan is divided into 11 sections: (1) "About the Choices Approach"; (2) "Note to Teacher"; (3) "Integrating This Unit into Your Curriculum"; (4) "Day One Understanding India's Early History"; (5) "Day Two From Reform to Independence"; (6) "Day Three Role Playing: Organization and Preparation"; (7) "Day Four Role Playing the Five Positions"; (8) "Day Five Epilogue: Partition and Beyond"; (9) "Key Terms"; (10) "Making Choices Work in Your Classroom"; and (11) "Alternative Three-Day Lesson Plan". (BT)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Non Western Civilization, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Social Studies, World History, World Problems
Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, 111 Thayer Street - Box 1970 Providence, RI 02912 ($15 per teacher/student set). Tel: 401-863-2809; Web site: http://www.watsoninstitute.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; United States Inst. of Peace, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
Identifiers - Location: India; Pakistan; United Kingdom (Great Britain)