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It is April, 1919. You are in the city of Amritsar in the northwestern state of Punjab. Yesterday was the most eventful day of your life. You were in the  Jallianwala Bagh garden when it happened. After what you saw, your life will never be the same. 

Your Task:

Using details from all of the sources you looked at (and citing where appropriate), write a diary or letter (to another character) about what you saw and experienced.

  • What happened?

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

  • What emotions did it evoke in you?

  • Why was this day important for you and for India? 

INDIANS IN WWI

ARTIFACT 1

Source:  HISTORY.COM

IMPERIALISM IN INDIA

ARTIFACT 2

Source: OER World History Project

THE AMRITSAR MASSACRE

ARTIFACT 3

Length: 9:17

 

Recommended viewing times: entire video

ARTIFACT 6

GANDHI MOVIE: AMRITSAR MASSACRE
Primary Source: NYTimes article from 1919

ARTIFACT 5

Jallianwala Bagh Memorial

ARTIFACT 4

Jallianwala Bagh memorial.jpg

Your Task:

Using details from all of the sources you looked at (and citing where appropriate), write a diary or letter (to another character) about what you saw and experienced.

  • What happened?

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

  • What emotions did it evoke in you?

  • Why was this day important for you and for India? 

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