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This download includes an instructions page & two graphic organizers on Gandhi & Jinnah. These are great build-up materials for students researching the partition between India & Pakistan.
These worksheets are a great activity to help concrete thinkers analyze historical figures with greater depth. Often we teachers find that students will write “biographies” that include lots of basic facts like birth dates and exclude depth of thinking. The questions on these organizers are meant to help guide students as meaningful research questions. They also foster critical thinking skills. Students are looking at the pros & cons of these important figures in the distinct Independence movements from British Imperialism.
This activity is also great preparation for National History Day research and is connected to the theme of “Taking a Stand in History.” You could also use these worksheets for “Leadership & Legacy,” “The Individual in History,” “Revolution, Reaction, & Reform in History,” and even stretch it towards “Conflict & Compromise in History” as a fact-grabbing worksheet to help give students ideas about how to analyze important figures and moments in history.