Going to School in India
Experience what it is like to go to school iin India through the eyes and voices of children. Every school day, millions of children in India go to school by boat, bicycle, wheelchair and barefoot. Some classes are held in the blistering heat of the mud desert, in the chill od mountains or ar night under lamps. Meet these students who overcome their challenges — all for the chance to learn.
“Going to School in India” is a fabulous DVD that includes nine mini movies about the various types of schools and lifestyles in India. It is packed from beginning to end with facts about Indian life and culture. Each section displays the immense poverty of the country, but the focus is instead on the importance of a good education. Although the Indian accent can be at times difficult to understand, using children to narrate the movies is an excellent touch.
This movie is probably a little long to view in one sitting, but it would be a wonderful teaching tool in a classroom or for home school use. Because it goes into so much detail about Indian culture, there are several references to various gods and a belief in magic. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie as did my children. Dove excitedly gives its approval for “Going to School in India”.