Ayodhya

after 6th December 1992

Locality: Schools within 20 kilometers perimeter of disputed site.

Target group: Students of 10th standard

Class duration: 35 minutes

Class strength: 30–35 students

Learning objective:

• Students should be able to respond to the cultural, sociological and political importance of Ayodhya.

• Students will be able to argue on history they would have heard before by others and develop understanding of the scenario as an informed citizen.

Course apparatus: Pretests, lecture, group-discussion, maps, way-finding, field trip, photography, interview, presentation and final report.


Day 01

Task 01

Pretest: Teacher will float the name of the city in front of the class and ask them to discuss what do they know about the place.

Time Duration: 15 minutes

Task for the teacher: To analyze the students knowledge and understanding of the place.

Task 02

Discussion: Teacher will discuss about the place ‘Ayodhya’, important place in the city and in the last he/she will introduce the to Ram Janmbhumi.

Time Duration: 20 minutes

Task for the teacher: Teacher should briefly introduce them to the site named as ‘Ram Janmbhumi’, and tragic incident of 6th December 1992.

Task 03

Homework: Talk to the elders and write down the important buildings, places, how to commute in the city.


Day 02

Task 01

Discussion: Teacher will bring and A0 size map on the table and ask them to mark the important buildings, places, routes of city.

https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Ayodhya,+Uttar+Pradesh/@26.7897301,82.2047398,14.48z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x399a07937e6d2823:0x5fc8f683b17f222b

Time Duration: 15 minutes

Task for the teacher: To help students in figuring out the right location on the map and simultaneously discuss about the marked things on the map.


Day 03

Task 01

Discussion: Teacher will facilitate the discussion about demolition of Babri Masjid and discuss the events occurred after the incident on disputed site.

Time Duration: 10 minutes

Task for the teacher: Guide students to make a healthy discussion what do they think about the incident, and they would have been done to avoid that incident.

Task 02

Lecture: Brief lecture on the sociological, cultural and sociological developments that build up after that incident. How city has developed over this period and what were positive and negative impacts that the city had faced.

Time Duration: 15 minutes

Task 03

Briefing of field visit:

• Distribute questionnaire for the interview of people.

• Explain the map of city, and plan of the trip as from where to start and where all they must in the desired time.

• In case of any emergency whom to call or contact.

• Dress code and if they require to bring and food material along with them.

Time Duration: 10 minutes


Day 04

Visit to the city

Task 01

Photography: To click photographs of the place they have marked on the map (using cellphone or a digicam).

• Angad Tila

• Shri Rama Janaki Birla Temple

• Tulsi Smarak Bhawan

• Ram ki Paidi

• Kaleramji ka Mandir

• Datuvan Kund

• Janki Mahal

• Gurudwara Brahma Kund

• Rishabhadeo Jain Temple

• Brahma Kund

• Amawan Temple

• Tulsi Chaura

• Laxman Quila

• Ram Katha Museum

• Valmiki Ramayan Bhawan

• Mandir Sunder Sadan

Task 02

Talk to locals: Teacher will provide a questionnaire to the students so they can talk to shopkeepers, security officials, and write down in note books.

Task 03

Homework: Assess the information collected from people of the city, and present it to other junior classes with the help of images clicked by them.

Form the group 6–7 student in group and ask them give a presentation in next class.

Write a 200 words report about the understanding of the place, people and the changes which have occurred because of Babri Masjid demolition. It can be positive as well as negative, and it will be assessed as final submission.


Day 05

Task 01

Presentation: Teacher can invite students from other classes where these students will present and share their experience. Form a group 6–7 students and ask to present their experience of visit to the city of Ayodhya, insights from the locals and suggest an alternative solution to the current situation.

Time Duration: 60 minutes

Task 02

Open discussion with everyone about the finding of what they had heard before and what they have observed during these 5 days of local history.

Time Duration: 20 minutes

Task 03

Teacher will sum up the class his/her personal experience of these 5 days, and how it helped him/her re-understanding the city and people of Ayodhya.

Time Duration: 10 minutes


Resources

Teacher can print or buy following material for class, so he/she can give it to the students

01. A0 size map of Ayodhya

02. Handouts to read about history of Ayodhya. Reading material for students to get basic history and geography of Ayodhya. List of important events which have occurred since 6th December 1992. Reading material should be given at the end of Day 2 Lecture.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BykpbsQ4O4tHbGJtckY0TWV2RGM

03. Draft a questionnaire so students can talk or take interviews of local people. Questionnaire should be given at the end to Day 3 of the module.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BykpbsQ4O4tHMHplc3lBRlBvOVE

04. Make a list of important places of Ayodhya if students misses any important part or location.

• Angad Tila

• Shri Rama Janaki Birla Temple

• Tulsi Smarak Bhawan

• Ram ki Paidi

• Kaleramji ka Mandir

• Datuvan Kund

• Janki Mahal

• Gurudwara Brahma Kund

• Rishabhadeo Jain Temple

• Brahma Kund

• Amawan Temple

• Tulsi Chaura

• Laxman Quila

• Ram Katha Museum

• Valmiki Ramayan Bhawan

• Mandir Sunder Sadan

05. A digital camera


Reference material for teachers:

http://www.outlookindia.com topic/2/ayodhya — babri-masjid — ramjanmabhoomi/102348