We live in an increasingly diverse and multi-ethnic society, and here in the West Midlands this is particularly true. If we wish to understand our own localities better, and to build inclusive ideas of citizenship and identity, we need to be aware of the different communities that live here and their important contributions.

Communities & change aims to enable children to learn about the Punjab as a place and about the people who live there. The activities have been designed by teachers to support children's investigation of issues that we have in common with this locality.

The stimulus of images from the Punjab provides a starting point for thinking about questions and issues that affect our own daily lives. The approaches support the challenging of our own stereotypes and assumptions and enable children to learn as much about themselves and their own communities as they do about this distant locality.

The projects starting point was a collection of photographs taken by one of the group.


ISBN-10: 0 948838 73 6

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