Category: History


Lesson Plan | Why History Matters

These days, the trending topics of discussions on Social Media (as well as offline conversations) revolve around the documentary, India’s Daughter, and the Ban on Beef Consumption in Maharashtra state. There may be many other political topics that are trending, but for the sake of setting context for this article, I (more…)


Classroom Strategy | Language Evolution

When working on this classroom strategy, one question that bugged us for a while was whether this applied more to an English classroom or the History classroom. While the content leans towards use in an English classroom, there are interesting elements to the content that lend themselves to use, by the (more…)

Article | Managing Inquiry Data 0

Article | Managing Inquiry Data

Your students have begun their search for data, information and evidence to answer their initial questions. Fabulous! They are reading and taking notes, talking with their teammates, asking new questions. But what are they doing with all that data? How are they keeping all of that organized? Here are some (more…)


Article | Encouraging Good Citizenship

Last week we talked about encouraging students to recognize and find out about the heroes of their own country as well as those of other countries. Those heroes were, at one time, ordinary citizens. They were people who were placed in unusual circumstances and drew upon their belief that their (more…)

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Article | Who Are Our Heroes?

On November 11th, people in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, France and the United States celebrate a holiday designed to honour our military heroes – those who have fought in our armed forces to keep our nations free. Whether it is called Remembrance Day (Australia, Canada, Great Britain), Armistice Day (more…)


Article | Defining Social Studies

  Where can you find art, music, history, economics, language, dance and geography all combined in one place? Social studies, of course! Social studies is that area of the curriculum which allows us to look at where people live, how people live, why they live there, what they do to (more…)


Lesson Plan | King/Queen for a Day (Indian History)

History is treasure trove of stories from the past. Those who understand the value of history will vouch for it being a very interesting subject, because it has stories of our pasts, stories of where civilization came from and how kingdoms, towns, cities and countries were formed. Everything around us, (more…)


Article | Teaching Students to Memorize

In the micro-innovation article shared this week ,(MI Monday | Learning Poetry with Bollywood Songs) we featured a teacher who recited poems to the tune of Bollywood songs, to help her students memorize the poems. We recognize that the key to learning is understanding content and not memorizing it. However, at (more…)


Video | Indian Independence

What does “Independence” mean to kids today? It’s often difficult for today’s generation to understand the significance of “Indian Independence Day”, because they have not witnessed the fight and struggle for freedom. We found a video that shows various movie clips and highlights different milestone movements that led India to Independence, (more…)


Lesson Plan | French Revolution

We have created a role-play lesson plan to help students understand the concept of freedom and the reason for the French Revolution. The lesson plan takes students back in time, to the year 1989, where they are members of an estate and live under the rule of King Louis XVI. We (more…)