Children to learn history in a better way with help of National Museum books

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Now, what history deals with is study of past and events that took place in past years. The study of history provides a foundation of insightful knowledge, grounded in the humanities and in the social sciences, that is useful to people’s personal professional lives.

In order to bring better understanding and to increase engagement of students in the subject, National Museum will release four activity books next week that will introduce them to the museum world in a simple and fun way.

The museum official Jayati Roy says that the museum has different plans for different visitors. We realized that children would get bored. So, we thought of reinterpreting our museum collection for children to encourage active interaction.

It has come to our knowledge that Roy and other official together have penned the four fun-cum-educational books that will focus on different museum artefacts. The books will be introduced to children who are more than seven years old.

What all concepts will be included in the book will make the child’s learning easy like we all know Lord Shiva sits on a bull or Lord Kartikeya is on a peacock. Even elephants are vehicles of many gods. So, a child is introduced to these things through this book.

Keeping in mind the syllabus in history text books, the second book “Life in Harappan Civilisation” highlights agriculture, art and the lives of people of those times. The third book “Finding Buddha” is designed to present different types of Buddha sculptures, whereas the fourth book “Nine Rasas” will help them learn about the nine essential art aesthetics.

A child will take 40-45 minutes to complete the activity in each book. They are required to draw, fill in the blanks or identify sculptures. In a way, they will be completely engaged on their own.

For making the new concept work more efficiently at the end of the book, there is a feedback form that will ask these young visitors some questions and based on that, the museum team will see how they can improve and make the book better to further engage with these young minds.

Source:TOI 

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