We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.~ Jimmy Carter
In today’s world it is important to teach our children to learn about and appreciate racial,
ethnic, religious and cultural diversity. With this in mind, the activities for TRIBAL Gallery were
planned. The aim was to augment students’ awareness about the condition, beliefs, art and
culture, religious practices, healing practices of ethnic groups from around the world.
a. A PowerPoint presentation on the topic ‘Tribes of India’ was shown to the students. This
was followed by oral questions and a worksheet.
b. The students researched and collected information about:
~ Regions inhabited by the tribes
~ Food, clothing, culture and religion of the tribes
c. Students explored the selected tribes and their culture from various parts of the world
and did a comparative study .
The Tribes selected were Santhals, Gujjars, Khasis from India, Hmong and Akhas from
S.E. Asia, Kirghiz from Central Asia
d. Students were given an opportunity to learn about the medicinal plants used by the
ethnic groups to cure skin diseases, poisonous bites etc.
e. An exhibition was organized where the students’ research was presented in the form
of Calendars, Charts, Models houses, jewellery, herbarium, bookmarks, totems, seals,