Winner - Art Teaching Techniques
An integrated curriculum allows students to pursue learning in a holistic way, without the restrictions often imposed by subject boundaries. When it comes to fostering those skills in the classroom, integrated study is an extremely effective approach and keeping this in mind, here at The Somaiya School we try to connect subjects with art and craft as it awakens joy in creative expression and knowledge. The Harappa Civilization which is a chapter in the History syllabus of grade 3 was integrated with art in the most interesting way. The History teacher had introduced the chapter to the students and it was during that same time I introduced students to the art of seal making by explaining them what are seals by showing a video on Harappa seals. Also demo of making seal was shown to kids by using Clay & toothpick.
Students were engaged to learn something new & of value. That the concept was a success is evident from the smiling faces of the students.