Know your past

Published: Thursday 15 January 2009

Social sciences are vastly neglected in the country. So it's refreshing when a school organizes a history exhibition. The Thanjammal Memorial Elementary School in Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu organized one such exhibition in March, 2008. It covered primary class' syllabi of social sciences. Miniature utensils made of clay and wood, models of wild and domestic animals were used to show the evolution of human societies. Evolution of humankind was exhibited through wooden dolls. "A lot of science exhibitions are being conducted at schools. Social sciences are normally considered tough. We decided to simplify it through visual representations,'' said the headmistress of the school, R Visalakshi.

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