Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Long Walk to Freedom (Unit-VI; Project work)



Project  Work

Collect  information  about  the  great  leaders who  fought  for  the  freedom  of  our country. Arrange the information in the table given below:

  • Discuss in groups and write down the questions you will need to get the information.
  • On  the  basis  of    the  information  collected  in  the  table  below, write  a  brief biographical sketch of any one of them and present it before others in class.
Name of the leader
Personal details
Movements in which they participated
Pains / hardships they faced
The qualities that you like in them

Date of Birth
Place of birth







Rabindranath Tagore



About the poet
Rabindranath Tagore  (1861-1941)

Rabindranath Tagor is one of  the best known Indian writers, who wrote both in his mother tongue Bangla and in English. He was a poet, playwright, novelist, painter, educator and musician, He translated a collection of his poems, ‘Gitanjali’, which was published in 1912. In 1913 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. He is the author of the Indian National Anthem as well as the National Anthem of Bangladesh.

A Long Walk to Freedom (Oral activity-Debating)

Oral Activity
Debating
Work in pairs. Organize a debate in class on the following proposition.
Women should work in kitchens and men  in offices.

One member of the pair speaks in favour of the proposition, while the other speaks against it.

Remember
  • Organize your ideas as main points and sub points;
  • Put your ideas in a proper order( sequence);
  • Give suitable examples, quotes;
  • Use polite expressions;
You may use some of the following words / phrases to express your views
  • In my opinion……………
  • I personally feel ………………
  • It’s my feeling . . …………………….
  • I think . . …………………………………..
To agree with your opponents
  • I agree with my worthy opponents………………
  • I am in favour of the . . ………………
  • I think they / you are right …………………..
  • I support the idea . . ………………….
To disagree with your opponents
  • I’m sorry to differ with you………
  • I disagree with you . . ………………….
  • It may be your opinion but I’m not happy with this . . ………………
  • That’s purely your idea but the reality is different .  …………………..
To establish your point of view / stand
  • Since I have evidence I strongly believe this . . ……………..
  • I’m fully confident with my point as . . ……………..
  • I’ve no doubt about this since it is a . . ……………….
  • Therefore I conclude that . . ………………….

A Long Walk to Freedom (Listening)



Listening
I Based on the speech that you have just listened to ‘speech of Subhash Chandra Bose’ and answer  the  following question orally.
1. What is the thrust of Subhash Chandra Bose's speech?

II Say whether  the  following  statements are True or False.
1. Subhash asked the soldiers to sacrifice everything for their motherland.
2. Subhash dreamt that every soldier of INA would have a monument in Free India.

III Have  you  ever heard  of  any national  leader’s  speech? Talk  about him/her.

A Long Walk to Freedom (Writing)



Writing
I. Read  the  story  once  again  and  analyze  the    text  in  the  light  of  the following  questions.
  • What incidents do you find in the first paragraph?
  • How does the writer reflect on (feel about)  these incidents?
  • What is the writer’s point of view on the incidents?
You may have witnessed  several  instances of discrimination  in  the world around you. Write  an essay about one such incident.
You may use the following clues:
  • When and where did it take place?
  • With whom did the incident occur?
  • What were you doing at that time?
  • How did you feel about these incidents?