Category Archives: History for Peace

Games and Politics: Teaching History and Politics via videogames

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Do you know what Queen Isabella I of Spain has to do with modern chess rules, or chaturanga with contemporary Indian chess rules? Or that according to one version of the story, Mandodari is said to have beaten Ravan in the very first game after he invented chaturanga? Well, we frankly had no idea either.…

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History for Peace Outreach Programme | MHS

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‘What do you think of as Indian culture?’ ‘Sari!’ ‘Rosogolla!’ ‘Festivals!’ ‘Mughlai cuisine!’ The History for Peace Outreach Programme reached Modern High School for Girls on 26 July 2018. 40 girls from Class 8, led by Anjum Katyal (member of the History for Peace advisory board, educationist and co-director of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival),…

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History for Peace Outreach Programme | MBWA

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History for Peace is now in its fourth year. After each conference, we have been working on effective ways of outreach, dissemination and feedback, organizing various smaller events and workshops. In 2017, we organised Conference to Classroom, a workshop conducted by four teachers from Modern High School for Girls (MHS) for teacher trainees from the…

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1971 in Classrooms | Modern High School for Girls

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‘Have you ever met or spoken to anyone from Pakistan?’ ‘Yes!’ ‘So, what comes to mind when you think about Pakistan?’ ‘Jinnah!’ ‘The flag!’ ‘A sudden patriotism during cricket matches!’ ‘What comes to mind when you think about Bangladesh?’  ‘Bangal and Ghoti!’  ‘Cultural difference!’  ‘Ilish!’  ‘You really have to explain that to me,’ said a…

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1971 in Classrooms | Chowringhee High School

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‘What are your thoughts about Pakistan?’ Anam asked the assembled students. There was only a brief hesitation, before one of them piped up. ‘Cricket! ’ The conversation between Anam Zakaria, author and educationist and eleven students from Chowringhee High School (classes 9 and 10) and two of their teachers took place on 30 June. ‘What…

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