Indian Festival, Holi

Students in Ms Soma´s class are working on Holi.

Holi, a traditional Hindu festival, celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil.holi

It is best known around the world for the powder that people throw on each other, leaving festival goers coated in colour by the end of the day.

 

 

If you want to learn more read Agrim´s Sway presentation

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Indian kids share their Traditions

Agrim, a student in Ms Soma´s class has been reflecting on some questions related to the topic we are analysing:

  • What are some traditional recipes that your family prepares?  How do the recipes that we use reflect our family’s cultures?
  1. Kachhauri
  2. Chhole bhature
  3. Puri aloo
  4. Kadi rice
  5. Chicken biryani
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This is puri aloo, spicy potatoes with gravy and puffed whole wheat bread (puri). It is simple and makes a complete meal.

It reflects that we like to eat spicy food.the variety of food we eat. Our taste is reflected.

  • How do the ingredients we use to prepare our food, reflect our geographic location?

“We live northen india which is the most fertile area in india so this shows that we eat a variety of food”

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  • Who takes care of the food purchases, preparation, and clean up?  Why do you think this is?

“My mother takes care of this all because she knows the likes and dislikes of our family,she knows how much one eats in our family.”

  • Describe where and how your family’s meals are served and eaten.  What traditions, habits, or behaviors does your family have surrounding meals?

“We sit on the dinning together and discuss our day happenings,we chit chat.

We pray to god before starting, elder’s eat with hands “

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Source : http://www.123RF.com. This picture shows an Indian family having dinner together, This is just a picture , it is not Agrim´s family!

“Having at least one meal together with the family is very important for the children as well as the parents and other adult members of the family. ”

(The Importance Of Family Dinners,  Hena Shah)

Can the classes in the global team reflect upon this statement  and give their opinion ?

 

Ms Soma and her class in India

india3India is in Asia, it is a large country with the second biggest population in the world and many different languages, cultures, religions and climates. The capital is New Delhi

descarga.jpegIts official languages are Hindi and English  and…

Do you know how many other languages are recognised as official?

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This is Ms Soma´s class, they are in 7TH grade and Ms Soma says her students are creative, intelligent and enthusiastic!