Using stories to sensitise the pari experience

David, Priti (2021) Using stories to sensitise the pari experience. Learning Curve (9). pp. 78-80. ISSN 2582-1644

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When summer temperatures are rising in Odisha and the grass is sparse in the grazing grounds, buffalo herders have to look far and wide to feed their animals. To talk about rural India in a city primary school, we began by showing photos of a herd of buffaloes swimming across the river to greener pastures; how the herdsmen take great care with their animals, even carrying the small ones themselves. As expected, the story of buffalo migration and a calf calling for its mother in deep waters invariably strike a chord with young children who instantly identify with the calf. We use this story (Swimming to migrate in Odisha) to draw them into how dairy farmers in India care for their animals whose milk could be that which they drank that morning. The learning goes beyond that.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: David, Priti
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Education for Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Schooling, Textbooks
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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