Individual and Societies Grade 9
All about Individuals and Societies
FIRST PROJECT – Researching on a Country’s Fight for Democracy
I had to make a documentary on the Political Reformation in Nepal.This was pretty interesting because it was a case where the Monarchy fought against its own people.But in the end,the people succeded in making Nepal a democracy
SECOND PROJECT-The Legacy Of Mahatma Gandhi
We had a lot of Fun making a movie on Mahatma Gandhi. Tomoka,Evelyn,Selina and me made this masterpiece after a lot of effort and hard work put into it.We are really happy since the movie ame out pretty good.TAKE A LOOK
Set:- Ship in MinatomiraiGandhi (Abhishek) – India, the land of diversity used to be one of the leading countries in the world economies.The spice trade between India and the European states was one of the main divers of the world economy. The Dutch, English, French and Danish established trading posts in India in the early 17th century.Narrator (Selina) – In the later 18th century the British and French entered into intense struggles for dominance through Indian rulers. The defeat of the Indian ruler Tipu Sultan in 1799 marginalized French influence. This was followed by a rapid expansion of British power through the greater part of the subcontinent in the early 19th century. British India contained the most popular and valuable provinces of the British Empire and thus became known as “the jewel in the British crown”.Scene 2:-Childhood of Gandhi
Set:- YISKaramchand (Abhishek) - I am Karamchand Gandhi. Our son Mohandas was born on the 2nd of October 1869 while we lived in Porbandar,Gujarat.Putlibai (Tomoka) – My husband and I, Putlibai are very proud parents.Mohandas was a very intelligent and bright child.Since his very youth he was very interested into our religious books like the Gita and Vedas which made him into a very sentiment being follwing vegetarianism and mutual tolerence among individuals of different races.
Karamchand – Ah I remember his marriage! In 1883,while he was 13 he married Kasturbabai. And we have 4 grandchildren .
Scene 3:-Gandhi’s Educ ation
Narrator (Selina) – Gandhi travelled to England in 1888 to study law in University College of London. After practicing to be a barrister, he got his first case in 1891 and moved to India after 2 days following the death of his parents.Soon after failing to establish a company in India, he went to South Africa to fight against apartheid.
Scene 4:- Racism Faced By Gandhi In South Africa
Set :- Train and Hotel
Narrator (Selina) – In South Africa, Gandhi faced the discrimination directed at Indians. He suffered other hardships on the journey, including being thrown out from several hotels. And some other cases of discrimination.
Scene 5 :- Jallianwallah Bagh Massacare
Set:- Video clipp
Scene 6:- Purna Swaraj (complete Independence)
Set :- Abhishek talking
Gandhi (Abhishek): I criticised both the actions of the British Raj and the violence of Indians. I authored the resolution offering condolences to British civilian victims and condemning the riots which, after initial opposition in the party, was accepted following my emotional speech advocating his principle that all violence was evil and could not be justified.
Narrator (Selina): Gandhi expanded his non-violence platform to include the swadeshi policy— the boycott of foreign-made goods. Linked to this was his encouraged that khadi should be worn by all Indians instead of British-made textiles.Gandhi even invented a small, portable spinning wheel.
Scene 7:- Salt March
Set :- Motomoatchi
Gandhi (Abhishek) – In all probability this will be my last speech to you. Even if the Government allow me to march tomorrow morning, this will be my last speech on the sacred banks of the Sabarmati. Possibly these may be the last words of my life here. I have already told you yesterday what I had to say. Today I shall confine myself to what you should do after my companions and I are arrested. The programme of the march to Jalalpur must be fulfilled as originally settled. The enlistment of the volunteers for this purpose should be confined to Gujarat only. From what I have been and heard during the last fortnight, I am inclined to believe that the stream of civil resisters will flow unbroken
Scene 8:- Assassination
Scene 9:- Bloopers
Does History make leaders or leaders make history?
A:- Leaders make history because it is always an individual who steps up and leads his people to rebellion. If another person would have stepped up instead of Gandhi history would have been different from what it is now.Gandhi stood against the British Law in India and fought for the freedom of his countrymen.Just like the other leaders in history like Nelson Mandela,Florence Nightingale,Abraham Lincoln and the others Gandhi did stood for his people himself and protested.I feel all the leaders make history themselves.
It is always an individual who comes out and stands for his people. Thus,the individuals makes history…….
THIRD PROJECT: McDonald’s CSR
The website we created,I believe will really grasp the viewer’s attention about what a CSR is mainly because of the varied lot of information we provided and defining CSR in a very easy-to-understand way.I consider the website a fairly unbiased because we provided the proper information on both the negative and the positive ways by which,McDonalds approach to its customers.We explained the different types of CSRs and what policies Mc have as well as the criticisms towards McDonalds.By working in a group, we got to know about what the other group members think of the same situation and thus, it made it much easier for us to do a project on it.Another plus point was that we didn’t have to put in that much effort like we had to do if we did it individually.The coordination of who does which work was a bit messed up but we took care of it.
Yes CSR is an effective way to for a corporation to give back something to the society and show how much it cares for the people.It is a way of promoting the company as well as increasing its recognition and profit.Most of the famous corporations use CSR in an effective manner like McDonald’s,Nike,Adidas,Apple etc.McDonald’s make a sustainable food chain as well as has set up the Ronald Reagan Charity House and many other things.This could be an effective way to get more recognition and prestige in the society.
THE CORPORATION OPVL
Origin-The movie was initially written by Canadian Joel Bakan,and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbot who are professional documentarist.
Purpose-The documentary shows the development of a corporation.This is explained through specific examples of different companies and interviews with famous corporate critics like Naom Chomsky and Naomi Klien.It was also created to make money from the revenues
Value-The film educates about the various aspects in the world of corporation in todays world.It criticizes and examines the corporate theories and also talks to us about their strategies and major faults.Informations of certain negative aspects about specific corporations are shown.It also has many opinions for educated people.
Limitation-The movie just potrays the dark sides of corporations with a various number of elements including the musics,interviews and the voice overs.It is just really biased.It does not show how corporations benefit us.The editing has added a more negative aspect to the movie.