When I was choosing to do my topic I wanted to choose someone
that I had heard of before. Also, I wanted to pick someone who I knew made a
big impact in History. Then, Mahatma Gandhi was on the list. I thought to myself I have heard this name before. After I
discussed it with my mom I decided to choose Mahatma Gandhi.
I had chosen my topic I went on to the Internet and found some valuable websites. One
of the websites gave me a useful quote. Another website also gave me some great
pictures. I also went to some of the local libraries and found five helpful books
to use for my project. One of the books had some more great pictures of Gandhi. Another book had three great quotes from Mahatma Gandhi. My best source was the book called Forgiveness: The Story of Mahatma Gandhi by Mary Logue. This book was my best source because it gave me three excellent sources. Most of my information came from websites, books, and quotes.
I chose to do a website because I have always
liked computers and in the fourth grade I had a teacher who used computers a lot in the classroom. I have also always liked computers too. If I had an opportunity
to work on a computer I would most likely pick that choice. The first thing I
did to create my project was to gather my information by reading the books and looking over the Internet websites. Next I had to make a layout of how I wanted the website to look.
After that it was just a matter of putting the information together on the website. I
added pictures to my website that I had found on the Internet. I found most of
the pictures for my website on google.com.
My project relates to the theme of Taking a Stand in History because Gandhi
wanted India to be free from the British and he eventually succeeded by using non-violent methods. Another thing that Gandhi did not like was that the people in India had a system called the Caste System
that split people into five groups. The names of those groups were the priests, warriors, merchants, artisans and untouchables. The untouchables were the poorest people and no one in India was allowed to talk to
them. Gandhi’s family was in the caste of merchants. Gandhi did not want or like the system to be like that at all because it made it appear that people were
not the same and some were better than others. Gandhi had great leadership qualities
that lead to significant changes in India and that is why he is now known worldwide.
The people in India loved Gandhi because he won India’s independence from the British.