Mr. Christopher Patten

Lessons & Resources

Lesson #1: India 

How did imperialism affect former colonies like India as they prepared for independence?

Effects of Imperialism (Slides)

The Gift of the British (Docs)

The Effect of British Rule (Docs)

The Effects of Imperialism (Docs)

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.

Unit 10.7: Decolonization and Nationalism

Lesson #10: Modern Day

What are the modern problems of African?

Modern Day Problems of Africa (Docs)

Modern Problems (Organizer)

Mahatma Gandhi of India

Lesson #9: Nelson Mandela

Why didn’t the United States attempt to end Apartheid?

Nelson Mandela (Docs)

ESPY Awards - Nelson Mandela

Lesson #3: Gandhi & Civil Disobedience

Why was Mahatma Gandhi a unique figure in world history?

The Life of Gandhi (Reading)

Gandhi (Docs)

The Words of Gandhi (Video)

Gandhi Talks-Talking Movie (Video)

Lesson #7: Kenyatta

Why did the British consider Jomo Kenyatta a terrorist?

Kenyatta Arrested (Reading)

Kenya (Slides)

Kenya Graphic Organizer (Docs)

Explore Geography

Civil Disobedience

The purposeful breaking of laws to protest actions by the government.


A political policy in South Africa where black South Africans could only live in certain areas, were required to use separate trains, beaches, restaurants, and schools, and could not enter into an interracial marriage.

Salt March

Passive resistance campaign of Mohandas Gandhi where many Indians protested the British tax on salt by marching to the sea to make their own salt.

Lesson #5: Modern Day India

How did the Partition of India affect the people of India and Pakistan?

Modern Day Problems of India (Docs)

Modern Day Problems (Slides)

Modern Graphic Organizer (Docs)

Lesson #8: Apartheid

What are the political, economic and social characteristics of South Africa under apartheid

South Africa (Slides)

South Africa (Questions)

Apartheid (Slides)

Apartheid Policies (Docs)

Lesson #2: Question

Why did England give independence to India?

Decolonization of India (Slides)

Should India Gain Independence?