Games water plays

Malasree Dasgupta
The Earth is called the Blue planet for a reason. About 70% of the Earth is water. It is obvious that we have to learn the importance of this natural substance in supporting life on Earth. Here are some activities for you to try out the next time you are teaching this topic.

The world on a wall

Pradita Nambiar
Map making need not necessarily be the sole right of the cartographers. See how this teacher got her students to make the map of the world and in the process learn quite a lot about the countries of the world.

In the right ‘direction’

Kuldeep Garg
Not much thought is given to map exercises in schools. Children are asked to mark place names or physical features on maps and then they are forgoten. A learning centre in Madhya Pradesh shows us the right direction to follow to make mapping exercise meaningful.