An outline of the unit: Battle for Independence II. Goals: EU #1: Non-violent protest does more than destroy enemies; it converts others to your cause. EU #2: True leaders get very different groups of people to work together and look beyond their differences. EU #3: True leaders are incredibly intelligent, but they also connect powerfully with "everyday people." Performance Task: Students will "design" a candidate for president of the United States. This "design" will include an illustration of the candidate's dress: how will the "look" of the candidate appeal to different groups of people in the country? The "design" will further include a resume for the politician: what schools has she/he attended? What jobs? What other elected positions? Students must take cues from Gandhi in this process: how, in other words, can a politician, through background, school, dress, and speech, unite a disparate public? This resource is part of Unit 4: Battles for Independence II and the Social Studies 7 course.


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  • Grade 6
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