Simple machines at work

Movies as a pedagogical tool? Yes, Physics can be taught using several film clippings. This article gives some examples of how clippings from the movie ‘Home alone’ can be used to explain a chapter on Simple Machines.

Understanding Sanskrit

Sanskrit does not really require long hours of study. It is also possible to use the language in everyday communication.

Recession – A Keynesian perspective

Why did the Great Depression or the recent Great Recession happen? Are these two particular events part of a regular business cycle? Are there ways to take precaution against such events? We revisit the topic of recession in this article.

Reading between the lines

Comprehension–a simple yet difficult skill to develop. How does one teach comprehension? What is the idea behind comprehension exercises in grammar? Are comprehension passages just aimed at children providing answers after reading the given text? This article answers all these questions.

Recession – the cause and the effect

Are your students unenthusiastic about their economics classes? Do you feel you are losing their attention too often? This article, using the topic of recession, gives you tips to engage your students and make you economics classes interactive.

Making the margins visible

Usha Raman

Civics classes have always been reduced to learning the features of the Indian constitution and the Indian government. Civics textbooks offer umpteen opportunities to make classes livelier and more contemporary. Issues like marginalization and human rights might only be mentioned in the passing but here’s how you can use these issues to discuss, debate and learn about society.

Comics as an educational aid?

Manaswini Sridhar A picture is worth a thousand words. We have heard this saying frequently and we tend to agree with it. As teachers and parents, we strongly believe that reading stories aloud to children and discussing the illustrations in Read More …

All about carbon

Srijaya Char
Carbon is one of those elements known to man since prehistoric times, in the form of charcoal and soot.

Science of Colour

The concept of colour requires an understanding of several basic concepts in optics as well as light perception from a biological standpoint. By the time students are in middle school, they are becoming familiar with the idea that light travels Read More …