Posts Tagged ‘History’

Studying India

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Kabir and Arjun have been studying India.  They talked about India and represented India during the Celebration of Cultures event at Oren Dunn Museum in the month of September.  In November, they did a presentation for a few homeschoolers.

Kabir has read the book “Illustrated History of India” by Wilco second time.  Based on his research along with his friends he blogged on various topics from this book.  I am reading this book with Arjun and we are almost done.  Boys represented India during the Celebrations of Cultures event at Oren Dunn Museum in the month of September

In November, both boys presented India to a small group of homeschoolers.  Arjun created a PowerPoint presentation on India for homeschoolers.  Here is a video of Arjun presenting India (6:54 minutes).  Kabir created a movie based on our trip to India.  The movie India 2016 is 16:31 minutes long.  Overall, they have a learnt a lot about India and are proud to have Indian heritage!

First Four Ancient Civilizations

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

This school year, we studied first four ancient civilizations: Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indus Valley and Chinese. Below are the lapbooks we made for each civilization. I helped Kabir list all that main points that needs to be in the lapbook and also helped him organize them in groups. Then, Kabir wrote them in his own words and arranged them on the lapbook himself. I enjoyed doing this because it really helped him (and me) retain the main points from each civilizations and also it helped him compare them. This year, in February, we visited Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory in Atlanta, GA. It was amazing to see him enjoy it so much especially because he had retained lot of information about the civilizations because of the lapbooks we made. It really made a difference!

Mesopotamian Civilization

Mesopotamian Civilization

Mesopotamian Civilization

Mesopotamian Civilization

Mesopotamian Civilization

Mesopotamian Civilization

Mesopotamian Civilization

Egyptian Civilization

Egyptian Civilization

Egyptian Civilization

Egyptian Civilization

Egyptian Civilization

Egyptian Civilization

Egyptian Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

Chinese Civilization

Chinese Civilization

Chinese Civilization

Chinese Civilization

Chinese Civilization

Chinese Civilization

Chinese Civilization

My Memoirs

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

my_memoirsMy Memoirs by Babamama is a book I’ll cherish forever. It is so fascinating to know about Shri Mataji’s family history. Babamama was indeed a very good story teller. All Sahaja Yogis must read this book. For the first time, I completely understand how universe was created.

The book has lot of typos and so, I wish someone would edit the book and republish it. This book is precious for our progeny. I’ll never forget the incident described in the book where Shri Mataji makes April fool of her family members. It is so amazing. This is what life is about.

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

I enjoyed reading Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama. His life is indeed interesting. I have to say that if I were younger and if I had freedom to pursue my dream, I would have loved to try being a community organizer.

After reading this book, I prayed for him to be the President of the United States. I’m very happy that he is and I pray that he will be a good instrument of God and will be able to make this world a better place. I am so happy that he has lived in a different country (Indonesia) for a few years as it makes a huge difference in the personality and perspective of different issues in life. Every person who aspires to become a President should try to live in a different county before as he/she will definitely be a much better President. I have to confess that I couldn’t read “Audacity of Hope” by Barack Obama as it has too much of information about politics and wasn’t an easy read for me. It was interesting to read about his trip to Kenya. During that era, if he would have been of an Indian origin he would have had similar experience from relatives in India. I couldn’t stop laughing.

Abraham Lincoln: A Biography

Friday, February 13th, 2009

It took me a long time to finish this book, Abraham Lincoln: A Biography by Benjamin P. Thomas. I am so glad that I finally know a little bit about the Great President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Shri Mataji has always praised him as he was a realized soul. So, I was very curious about his life. He seems to be a very average person with a humble beginning. He was self educated, a great speaker, ambitious and a hard worker.

It seems like God chose him to be the President. And, when he sat in the throne as a President, it seems to me that he actually evolved as a compassionate human being with trust in people and in God. Emancipation Proclamation seems to be a vision that was directed by the great Power above us as even he couldn’t have imagined that this would put America in the path of Greatness. It is inspiring how he could be detached and devoid of any ego whatsoever. He chose people in high posts if they were good neglecting the fact that they were against him. By being so detached and forgiving, he won many hearts of so-called enemies. That’s impressive.