Showing posts with label India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label India. Show all posts

Monday, June 20, 2011

Snag Learning Film of the Week - Lakshmi and Me

This week's Snag Learning Film of the Week is Lakshmi and Me. Lakshmi and Me takes a look at India's ancient caste system through a modern lens. Lakshmi and Me is about the relationship between a documentary film maker and the domestic worker that came to live with and work for her as a teenager. As always, Snag Learning provides discussion questions to accompany this hour long film.
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Snag Learning Film of the Week - The Kartal

This week's Snag Learning Film of the Week is The Kartal. The Kartal, produced by Explore.org, is a short video featuring the traditional Indian instrument of the same name. The kartal (or khartal) is a small instrument created from two blocks of wood with small metal jingles attached and played with a clapping motion. Watch the video below and learn more about it here.

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To learn more about traditional Indian music watch Explore.org's video India's Song.

Monday, October 5, 2009

India's Tigers & Kenya's Elephants

National Geographic Adventure is currently hosting a couple of engaging photo essays. India's Tigers is the photographic companion to a feature article titled The War on India's Tigers. Both the article and the photographs chronicle the efforts of an activist and government officials to end the poaching of tigers in India.

Extreme Elephant Tracking is a feature article and photo essay chronicling the 130 mile journey of eight men tracking one elephant across Kenya. Along the way the men search for understanding of elephant migration habits and search for ways that elephants and humans can cohabitate.

Applications for Education
These photo essays might provide an emotional prompt for a discussion of the politics and science of wildlife conservation.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Congo's Other War
BBC Audio Slideshow - Kenya's Drought
Exploring Africa in Google Earth

Friday, November 28, 2008

Timeline of Mumbai Attacks

Dipity, a collaborative, multimedia timeline service has created a timeline of the terrorist attacks that have unfolded in Mumbai. (Read more about Dipity here). The timeline is embedded below. Please note that the content is user generated. You may also want to note that you can sign up to be notified of updates to the timeline. This service is no longer available.

Understanding how the attacks started and where they started may be a difficult thing for students to understand. The BBC has created an interactive map that could be helpful. An image of the map is inserted below. Click the image to use the map on the BBC's website.