Skill of the Month: Gandhi's Philosophy and An Ancient Skill
We explore the history of spinning, the role of the Charkha (Spinning Wheel) in Indian history and Gandhi's philosophy of truth (Satya) and non-violence (Ahimsa) with this box.
We also learn a really ancient skill of hand spinning wool roving into yarn. Hand spinning can almost be meditative and a great way to learn to slow down, be patient and concentrate.
Book: Choose from
The Story of Dandi March
Written by Sandhya Rao, Illustrated by Ranjan De
A battle over salt? Yes, fought the Gandhi way! What guns and soldiers could not do, he did simply, quietly and non-violently, just by picking up a lump of salt. Follow Gandhiji’s famous march to Dandi to see the brilliant strategy that made the British give in and the world take notice.
or My Gandhi Story
Written by Nina Sabnani, Ankit Chadha, Illustrated by Rajesh Chaitya Vangad
Everyone has their own story of Gandhi — and in this book a Warli artist, a storyteller and an animation filmmaker come together in a unique collaboration to bring a very visual story of Gandhi to children.
Activity: DIY Drop Spindle
We explore a DIY Drop Spindle and connect it with Gandhiji's Philosophy, We learn the ancient art of hand-spinning yarn using a drop spindle!
"Loved reading the Story of The Dandi March by Sandhya Rao, who is one of my daughter's favorite writers! Making the spindle was such an emotional experience and we experienced history with all our senses engaged!"
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