Thanks to High School History teacher Vahbiz Dhalla for sharing this with the school blog.
Standard VIII students have been looking at the impact of British Rule on Indian Architecture. Students were asked to form groups and each group picked up a chit which had different Architectural Styles written on them. The students then researched their chosen style: Rajput, Islamic, French, British and Portuguese.
This research culminated in a chart which they then presented to their peers before displaying them outside their class.
Students also went on a Mumbai Heritage walk to see the different styles of Architecture and the impact left behind by the British on Architecture. The walk started at the majestic steps of the Asiatic Library. During the walk they were able to identify many features that they had researched in the earlier activity. Some of them even created maps enroute -showing the path of the Heritage Walk.
After returning to school they shared their learning and were shown some old pictures of Bombay.
When was the last time you took a walk through Mumbai’s historic Fort Area and admired the buildings?