We are thrilled to announce our second collaboration with our partner Pratham Education Foundation. Sarmaya and Pratham share a common purpose: ensuring that high quality; immersive art education is available and accessible to reach as many children as possible across geographies and socio-economic backgrounds. Inspired by and using objects from the Sarmaya collection, we have created digital modules that will reach 60,000+ children across 3 states in 3 languages within the Pratham network and be easily accessible online on multiple platforms.
Each module is tailored for children aged 10 and above, taking into account their diverse learning comprehension levels. These modules offer an exciting collection of 5-7 engaging and informative resources that include videos and PDF documents. We hope you enjoy them and welcome your feedback and comments. Please write to us at email@example.com.
Module 1: Numismatics
Numismatics, the study of coins, is our first pack, as it is an integral part of the Sarmaya collection and offers a captivating exploration of decorative art, history, geography, and economics. Coins are fascinating and compact object worlds that serve as gateways for children to discover and learn.
01 Our first video resource is an introduction to the fascinating world of coins. To understand why we use the kind of coins we do today, we travel back in time. In six quick minutes, this video takes a fun, informative look at the history of currency from the barter system to the invention of currency to coins today. This resource helps connect the past to the present for our curious learners.
02 How to read a coin encourages learners to keenly observe the different elements found on a coin. It explores how a tiny object like a coin can be an important, exciting source of history. Here, learners are introduced to the cool terminology involved in the study of coins.
03 Our third resource is an activity sheet expanding on the key concepts learnt in resource 02. The focus is on a single British India coin and learners have to use the terms and concepts learnt to read and decode this coin. This activity sheet will empower young learners to apply the knowledge acquired to any coin they come across.
04 Resource 4 is a video that explores the different shapes and sizes of coins. There are a few surprises in there! This resource explains the connection between shape, technique and purpose of a coin through some ancient, rare pieces from the Sarmaya collection.
05 Have you ever wondered what coins are really made of? Here is resource 5, a quick pdf sheet that will take young learners through what materials were rejected for metal to be declared the MVP and what makes up our current coinage.
06 People behind the coins is resource number 6 and it illustrates to learners how coins are powerful tools of communication used by rulers and governments across centuries. Learners are encouraged to wear their detective hats and examine and interpret the meanings behind the symbols.
07 Activity time! Resource 7 is a worksheet where our young learners get to apply their newly minted knowledge about coins and their wonderful creative skills towards creating a coin.
Module 2: Photography
This module aims to provide education about photography. Drawing inspiration from the photography collection at Sarmaya, this module cover various aspects of photography, including basic techniques, history, and artistic value. The resource encourages children to explore the world around them through photography, capture stories, and develop their creativity and interpretation skills.
01 Discover how to become a skilled photographer with us! With our first video resource, learn the three fundamental techniques for taking great photographs that have been integral to our world: capturing the world around us, producing evidence, and telling stories.
02 Did you know taking a photograph in earlier days was like conducting a science experiment? Explore the evolution of photography and learn how taking a photograph was once akin to conducting a scientific experiment with our second video resource. This video serves as an introduction to photography in India. Discover the fascinating evolution of photography and gain a deeper understanding of this art.
03 Our third resource is an activity sheet that guides you on how to read a photograph. This resource shed light on hidden clues that photographs contain, encouraging learners to pay attention to the details. The activity focuses on a photograph and prompts learners to develop their interpretative skills.
04 Say Cheese is an activity resource that emphasizes the importance of portrait photography. This resource introduces learners to the concept of family photography and its significance in preserving memories. By completing the activities, learners will gain a deeper appreciation of the power of photography in storytelling and self-expression.
05 Our fifth resource in this series is a fun resource explaining visual storytelling through photographs. Have you ever considered the stories that photos can tell us? This resource encourages the imagination and storytelling skills of young learners motivating them to look beyond the static moments in the photographs.