Documenting Local Histories
Basic strategies for identifying and documenting local history. Based on the age group of the participants, consent of the parents and requirement of the institutions, this is done either through theoretical classroom-based sessions, classroom cum field-based practical sessions.
Maximum number of participants: 20 per session.
Level: Class 7 through University
Learning outcomes: Basic understanding of heritage documentation methods. First hand practical experience in identification and documentation of local heritage.
Duration: 3 hours of interactive classroom session (for classroom-only option)
2 hour classroom session + 3 hours of fieldwork-based practical session
Certificate of Participation or Academic Credit Points may be provided by the host institution
The Story of Calcutta
The history of colonial Calcutta from its founding to 1947. Based on the educational level of the students and the requirements of the organizers, this is done as an interactive storytelling session, historical reenactment or an intensive study of the key historical texts under the supervision of our archaeologist.
Level: Class 2 through University
Learning outcomes. A working knowledge of the colonial history of Calcutta, as appropriate for the age group of the participants
Duration: 3-4 hours of interactive classroom session for schools
two 3 hour sessions plus background readings for colleges and universities