Social Science Exhibition was held at Lourdes Central School on 29th October 2015 for classes VI to X in their respective classrooms. The Exhibition showcased various projects and models prepared by the students as a part of their project-based learning methodology. The projects and models that were put on display were related to the field of Social Studies, encompassing the subjects History, Civics, Geography and Disaster Management.
Class VI students displayed a wide array of models based on topics such as the solar system, rivers, plateaus, natural vegetation, islands, continents and the States of India. It was a colourful display with models created from paper mache, cotton, toiletries and various other items.
The main attractions in Class VII were solar energy, flora and fauna, landslide, the river system, monuments such as Taj Mahal, Qutb Minar, transport, sea waves, and rock cycles. They used thermocol, twigs, plants, rocks, card board and paints and looked colourful.
Class VIII splendidly exhibited models on solar energy, iron mines in the world, population, pyramid monuments like the Taj Mahal, Supreme Court of India, wild life sanctuary, industries, dams, types of farming and irrigation in which they created 3 dimensional and 2 dimensional models using rocks, newspapers, blocks, sticks, leaves and sea plants.
The theme for classes IX and X was Disaster Management and what precautionary measures to be taken in drastic situations, may it be a natural calamity or a human accident. The models that were created showed glimpses of the analytical side interspersed with ingenious and creative ideas for which students used paper mache and origami.
There was a great deal of enthusiasm shown by the students as everybody appreciated the hands on approach to the learning aspect. The models were judged on their creativity and were considered for Formative Assessment.
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