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Curriculum Based Experiential Learning

Learning Objective: Culture of Maharashtra, History of the Marathas and Life Skills

Explore the culture and heritage of the iconic Maratha Region. Walk through history with the famous Maratha Warrior Shivaji and let history emerge from textbooks and take you to forts and palaces.

This real time first-hand experience of the Pune region gives learners a glimpse into history of the Maratha kingdom along with a sample of everyday life of the people in this fascinating region. Learners immerse themselves in folklore, engage with locals, taste local food and walk through ramparts of old forts as they  learn and experience history.

Added learning - Life Skills through the trip 

The Experience

The 5 day experience includes a visit to Pune, Murud and Mahabaleshwar. Keeping the History perspective in mind, the expierinces is enhanced with hands on activities, workshops and interactive games. The session includes

  • Exploration of neighborhood with tools for self-learning and discovery like treasure hunts and scavenger hunts

  • Anchoring the memory, imprinting historical facts and understanding the significance of design and architecture through theatre

  • Peek into Maharashtrian culture and its people through local interaction and interviews

  • Experience unique and delectable Maharashtrian cuisine following the history of traditionally prepared dishes.

  • Informed walks with a specialist in historically and culturally significant points like forts, villages, palaces, and markets

  • Experiential activities designed at various locations keeping the learning objective in mind

  • Life skills such as Accountability, Leadership, Teamwork, and Responsibility through experiential games

Reflection Sessions

Deriving powerful learning from the experience, using reflection tools such group discussions, AVK aids, guided visualization to enhance learning outcomes.

About the Region:

Maharashtra, with its vibrant mix of Maratha, Mogul and African races, rich and enticing culture and delicious cuisine is an ideal place for learners to experientially learn about local dynasties, artistically vibrant societies and former practices in war and conflict

Learner Profile

High school History Students

 

Where:

Pune, Murud and Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra

Group Size:

30-40

When:

Aug to Feb

 

Customized Programs akin to this and around other curriculum and learning needs can be designed and scheduled to suit curriculum needs in your institution

 

Click here to read the Blog on the Maharashtra Experience with 91 students and 14 teachers from Carmel High School, Bangalore

 

Click here for You tube Play list of Videos taken at the Experience

 

 

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