In this workshop, we’ll take your class on a journey across India and its neighbouring country, Nepal. Firstly, your pupils will be introduced to arguably the most famous landmark in India, the Taj Mahal. This Wonder of the World was completed in 1638 and took approximately 20 years to build. Your class will learn about why it was created and what it took to build.
Following on from this, your pupils will travel to the capital of India, New Delhi. Here, they’ll be able to see one of the largest Hindu temples in the world, completed in 2005 and named Swaminarayan Akshardham. Although completed recently, this temple is based on traditional Hindu architecture.
We’ll then take your class to Nepal, where they’ll be able to see Kathmandu and the Himalayas. In Kathmandu they’ll be introduced to a traditional Buddhist temple and in the Himalayas, they’ll be able to see the tallest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest.
Following on from this workshop, your pupils can complete a travel brochure about their favourite landmarks across India.
Curriculum links: Religion, Indian landmarks, Taj Mahal & Mountains.
Approximate duration: 30 minutes
Google Expeditions: Geography of the Indian Subcontinent & The Taj Mahal.
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