World #1 – Gandhi statue removed in Ghana

Daily News Article - December 18, 2018


1. For GHANA, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

2. For GHANA:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) For what reason was the statue removed? Be specific.
c) What type of statues did the petitioners say should be put in Ghandi’s place?
d) Why was Ghandi famous? - Do you think the university did the right thing to remove the statue? Explain your answer.
e) How does it differ from students at U.S. universities demanding the removal of American historical figures - mainly Confederate army officers such as General Robert E. Lee? NOTE TO STUDENTS: Many issues can be controversial. While you might not feel strongly about a certain topic, others around you might take a strong position on one side or the other. Learn to logically defend your position, and politely respect your neighbor’s point of view. And if your neighbor gets argumentative with you, remind each other that both sides need to be tolerant of the other’s point of view.