Main Question: Was the uprising in 1857 a mutiny or an independence movement?

Your Task:

You are your character in the year 1915. You have found a number of artifacts in your grandparent's attic about their lives in the year 1857 in India. Write a diary entry about your family, what you have learned about the year 1857 in India, and what your grandparents' experienced. You may imagine that you have found additional artifacts about their own personal experiences. 

  • What were your grandparents like? Jobs? Religion? Caste?

  • What happened in 1857? To them?

  • What did they see? do? hear? smell?

  • What emotions did it evoke in them? In you to learn about their experiences?

  • Did they see the events of 1857 as a mutiny or an independence movement? Why?

ARTIFACT 1

Source: OER World History Project

BRITISH PRESENCE IN INDIA

ARTIFACT 2

Source: BBC

HOW DID THE BRITISH CONQUER INDIA?

ARTIFACT 3

Length: 9:17

 

Recommended viewing times: entire video

CULTURE: TRADITIONAL INDIAN DANCE

ARTIFACT 4

Watch some examples of traditional Indian Dance

Main Question: Was the uprising in 1857 a mutiny or an independence movement?

Your Task:

You are your character in the year 1915. You have found a number of artifacts in your granparent's attic about their lives in the year 1857 in India. Write a diary entry about your family, what you have learned about the year 1857 in India, and what your grandparents' experienced. You may imagine that you have found additional artifacts about their own personal experiences. 

  • What were your grandparents like? Jobs? Religion? Caste?

  • What happened in 1857? To them?

  • What did they see? do? hear? smell?

  • What emotions did it evoke in them? In you to learn about their experiences?

  • Did they see the events of 1857 as a mutiny or an independence movement? Why?