8th to 12th of December marked the Social Science week in Staford School’s Calendar. During this week the children put into practical use and knowledge, information gleaned from books and class room lessons in environmental science, history, geography and civics. The children got an opportunity to choose topics which otherwise seem mundane and built interesting projects on them; this week added spice and zing to their lessons.
Children from classes I to III worked on topics like: people who help us, hieroglyph making, seals of Harappa, modes of transport, and types of houses and made beautiful 3D models. Class IV to VII worked on topics like industrial buildings of India, models of UN Secretariat building, flags of important countries of the world, biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste, rain water harvesting, distribution of types of soils in India, important bird sanctuaries and project tiger reserves, imitation of harappan pottery and jewellery, display of products of major FMCG, production houses of India, stamp designing & post card making, symbols of national and regional political parties of India and various tools to gather atmospheric data through models to correlate their learning. This was not all.
All the week through children were engaged in making collages on topics like material heritage, seasons of India, time line of Delhi sultanate and Mughal Empire and architectural marvels of ancient and medieval India. Last day of the Social Studies week witnessed an exhibition of all the models, collages and project work accomplished throughout the week. There was an Inter House Quiz on topics related to environment, history, and geography and freedom struggle of India. The quiz was conducted separately for class I, junior group – class II to IV and senior group – class V to VII, which gave more children an opportunity to participate.
The social science week was an informative and educative week which helped the Stafordians enjoy their social science periods with intent and vigour and took them one step out and ahead of the books.