Social Science Exhibition was organised at Lourdes Central School on 25th October 2016 for classes VI to X from 8:15 am to 11: 45 am.
Aims and Objectives:
1. To apply what the students learn.
2. To develop the student’s creative, aesthetic, kinaesthetic and speaking skills.
3. To showcase the talents of students.
Education is not about learning only what you know but also exploring with the help of those around you. Model Making was an individual project and considered for Formative Assessment. Organising Social Science Exhibition in School gives a platform for students to showcase what they have learnt and what they are good at. Students get a chance to apply or do the practical aspect of the topics that they have learnt from the classroom and present models in their own unique way. The students need to explain to the teachers and to their fellow students about their models or what they are presenting and this helps them to gain confidence and develop their speaking skills.
Students had to make the models based on the following themes:
Class VI: Vegetation and Wildlife
It was definitely a new learning experience for them. They incorporated their creativeness and exhibited well mannerisms into their models and showed that they not only did this for their personal gain but also to display their concern towards their environment. They displayed models on forests, temperate grasslands, deserts, mountains, plains, national parks and wild life sanctuaries.
Class VII: Textiles in India
Students had the opportunity to showcase the various lifestyles followed in India with the help of various textiles like batik, jute, cotton, wool, linen, polyester and synthetic fibre.
Class VIII: Resources
The students presented a variety of models that not only taught them what resources were, but also how they play an important role in their lives. The models were based on different resources such as coal, copper, zinc, water, oil etc and ways to use or conserve them.
Classes IX & X: Disaster Management
The students shed light on the importance of handling themselves and coping up with disasters. They enlightened others on how to hold themselves strong by recalling the experiences of the people who actually face the disasters. The models were based on different natural disasters such as Tsunami, cyclones, earthquakes etc and man-made disasters like railway derailment and gas tragedies. Their causes and mitigation methods to prevent or control these disasters were also exhibited.
Through this Social Science Exhibition students gained a deeper understanding of the common subjects that they see around like land, soil, water etc and helped them change their perspective and prerogative towards these subjects. It enhanced their knowledge and gave them hands-on experience. Exhibitions are a creative way of showing hidden innovative ideas. Life is all about learning new things. The more you learn, the better you grow.
Vanshika Shetty & Eva Jessica D’Souza