An Eye for an Eye
Makes the Whole World Blind:

Teaching Modern Indian History through the film Gandhi.

by Teresa Brain
La Grande High school
La Grande, Oregon




Distribute the questions. Review the first five or so with students and tell them to look for answers to these questions as they view the film. As the film proceeds, stop it at appropriate intervals and discuss the questions with students. The questions are a combination of comprehension critical analysis and reflective thinking. I discourage students from writing during the film. Rather, I provide time in class to write out the answers after our discussions. This focuses their attention on the film, whose cumulative impact is quite profound.

Questions to Guide Viewers of Gandhi

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Timeline of Gandhi's life

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