The story of imperialism in India is often associated with Gandhi’s campaign of nonviolent protest. However, it is important to understand the process India went through in going from a sovereign kingdom to a part of the British Empire. In this activity, students will create a spider map that answers the question, "How did India become part of the British Empire?”
Students should address the following questions in their analysis:
Students can create a second spider chart that shows how India was able to gain independence. Students may also want to take a closer look at the causes of the Sepoy rebellion, as an example of cultural miscommunication. They can create a T Chart analyzing cause and effect, or a timeline of the events leading to the Sepoy rebellion and the aftermath.
Grade Level 9-10
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group
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Create a spider map analyzing how India became a part of the British Empire.
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