In the month of November, students were given a research project focused on promoting leadership, honing public speaking skills, and encouraging diversity.
Each child was to select as her topic either Abdul Kalam, Jawaharlal Nehru, or Guru Nanak, and write a piece on the figure, to be presented to the class.
After sharing their first drafts, students explored the process of revising their writing by taking their essays back home, having received suggestions on both content and presentation, to brush them up a bit.
Final drafts will be presented in December.
In selecting the research topics, Gyaan Ghar teachers took care to choose figures each well-known but from very different backgrounds. Allowing the students to take their pick regarding whom they researched fostered an open-minded, diverse environment in the classroom.
I look forward to reading the final products, and maybe even watching some presentations via webcam. Keep up the great work, guys!