Over the years, we at History for Peace have been working to create resources that facilitate the teacher in going beyond the constraints of the textbook, and in drawing the arts and lesser explored narratives and histories into the classroom to supplement existing syllabi. But at what points can one depart from the textbook, diversify and expand a student’s horizons without losing the necessary focus of the topic? The balance is both delicate and difficult.
We now bring you a three-session series for school History educators that we hope will guide you towards that balance. Designed and to be facilitated by teaching practitioner and faculty member at Pathways School, Dr. Shivangi Jaiswal (Ph.D., JNU), ‘Between Teaching and Learning’ is an interactive series focused on the whens and hows of practical and informed choice-making in the classroom. The series will comprise three sessions including a guest lecture by historian Janaki Nair.
Part 1: Saturday, 11 December 2021, 3 to 5 p.m. IST
Introduction to the theme through interactive engagements on different approaches to teaching and learning as well as choices in content, in the particular context of a history classroom.
Part 2: Thursday, 16 December 2021, 4 to 5.30 p.m. ISTGuest Lecture by Janaki Nair
Guest Lecture on ‘Possibilities of history teaching in Schools’ followed by a discussion.
Part 3: Saturday, 18 December 2021, 3 to 5 p.m. IST
This session will focus on Teaching Practices and Lesson Plan Activities for high school teachers.
Participation through registration only. Please register by filling in this form: https://forms.gle/8acQN5izYeSCEugL9
School teachers and teachers-in-training will be prioritized.
Last date for registration is 8 December, 12 p.m. IST
The History for Peace Newsletter – October – December 2021
In our last newsletter of the year we bring you exciting tidings!
- A short course specially designed for teachers by philosopher and author, Sundar Sarukkai.
- An event in the physical world, at long last—an open house for teachers, in collaboration with Ghare Baire, DAG.
- A workshop series for teachers and students based on our module, Pandemics: Historical Vignettes, to demonstrate ways to translate and practically implement the resource in the classroom.
Three fresh teaching/learning resources:
- Witness to Loss: S.L. Parasher’s Partition Line Drawings, a classroom module drawing from a talk delivered by Prajna Parasher followed by a conversation between Prajna Parasher and Aloka Parasher, early this year.
- The Preamble: A Brief Introduction—A Classroom Module. This is a collaborative classroom module brought to you by Alternative Law Forum and History for Peace.
- Art of Looking: A classroom resource to encourage students and teachers to engage with art critically, creatively and contextually.
Three research papers along with classroom activity ideas, developed from talks delivered as part of our Political Partitions: Human Stories series, hosted between September 2020 and February 2021.
Miscellaneous teaching and learning resources of topical interest ranging from the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre to Durga Pujo in the ‘This & That’ segment.
Finally, a window into our recently completed pilot of the Ladakh-Bengal Education Exchange project, a collaboration with Achi Association, India that gave us the wonderful opportunity to work with themes of critical concern to the present social fabric, with students from Ladakh and Kolkata.
Naveen Kishore Receives the 2021 Ottaway Award
‘Translation not only. But also. As an activity that decodes image text memory. Causing something almost “erstwhile”—what may have been, what used to be, what no longer is—to come into being.’
The Ottaway Award, presented by the renowned online magazine Words without Borders, recognizes individuals who have taken extraordinary steps to promote and publish international literature in English translation. Past awardees include Sara Bershtel, Barbara Epler, Edith Grossman, the late Carol Brown Janeway, Chad Post, Jill Schoolman, and Drenka Willen.
Jeff Deutsch, director of Seminary Co-op Bookstores in Chicago, presented the award to Kishore at the private hybrid ceremony.
It is a tremendous privilege to be here with all of you wonderful devotees of the word and it is a profound honour to lead the celebration of Naveen Kishore, founder and publisher of Seagull Books. I must confess to some reverence in approaching this task, but I must also state what an absolute delight it has been to once again immerse myself in Naveeniana, as I attempt to briefly summarize the accomplishments of one of the most expansive people I know.
Watch Naveen Kishore’s Acceptance Speech
Or Read It here:
Notes from a Journal I could have kept. [But failed to. Keep]
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