Making the constitution matter

Vandana K and Kanika Sinha
For most young people in India, neither the Constitution nor its contents hold much importance. So how do we help them embody the spirit of the Constitution? ComMunity Youth Collective brings you a game that will allow children to interact and engage with the Constitution at a deeper level and learn about it.

Weaving the fabric of citizenship

Preeti Saha
What is a service learning project? What does it involve? And why is it the most engaging way of learning civics and civic responsibilities? Find answers to these questions in this article.

We The People – Project Citizen India

Meera Balachandran
The best way to teach civics is to take children out into the society and get them to engage with real-life problems. Here is how you can implement citizen projects in school.

The gendered position

Advaita Marathe
Considering the treatment meted out to women and the position they are given in society, gender sensitization is the need of the hour. As those who have the power to bring about change, teachers have a crucial role to play in bringing about gender equality.

Making sense of civics

Manisha Jadhav
If children have to inculcate the principals of the Constitution, a chalk and talk approach alone will not work. We have to provide them with an environment that will stimulate their civic sensibilities. Here’s how Aksharnandan brought civics alive for its students.

Living democracy

Shobha Bajpai
One of the best ways of inculcating democratic ideals in tomorrow’s citizens is to allow them to practice these ideals in democratic classrooms today. A teacher’s experience of how she created a democratic learning environment.

Teaching fundamental duties

Tarun Bhasin
Knowing what our fundamental duties are is as important as knowing what our fundamental rights are. While we remember to teach and learn what the State owes us, we don’t pay much heed to what we owe the State. Here are some pointers to teaching fundamental duties.

Making inclusion a habit

Papiya Ganguli
Every classroom has to be democratic, inclusive and accepting. Our children will then imbibe these qualities for life and create a better society tomorrow. Here are a few suggestions on how you can make your classrooms inclusive.

How to be a peace educator

Chintan Girish Modi
Peace is not something that we only hope for when two countries are fighting. Even within a country, within a society peace should exist if we are to live harmoniously together. Understanding violence in all forms, not just physical, and acknowledging our role in perpetuating certain ideas and actions against our fellow humans is a big step towards choosing to be peaceful.