Nalanda Resource Center

Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world- Nelson Mandela , Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire - William Butler Yeats,   I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework - Edith Ann, [Lily Tomlin] ,    The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn - Alvin Toffler ,       Nine tenths of education is encouragement - Anatole France ,       All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth - Aristotle ,         Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual - Arthur Koestler ,          The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men - Bill Beattie ,      A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops - Henry B. Adams

Books for Children

The curriculum developed for the primary school level children address the diverse learning needs of children of different age groups. It employs the methodology of multi grade / multi level teaching. The text cum workbooks has been developed after intensive research conducted among the students, teachers and parents. The curriculum has been designed so that it is interesting for the child, contextually relevant, applicable to the local environment and facilitates rapid learning

The teaching / learning materials developed by NALANDA are in conformity with the norms of National Curriculum Framework. In addition, children are given various opportunities for experimentation and developing their imagination. Thus, they are not only informative and educative but are also child-oriented and provide ample opportunities for their aptitude and skill development.

 HANSI-KHUSHI (Hindi Language Workbooks)

For teaching language up to Class III, a series of text cum workbooks named Hansi-Khushi has been developed. For Class I, there is a set of three books, namely Hansi-Khushi Part I - III. For Class II and III, there are sets of two books in each class, namely, Hansi-Khushi Part I and II. They are helpful in multi-grade teaching. The pictures in the workbook are purposively black and white so that children can color them - thus making their learning more interesting.


HISAB-KITAB (Math Workbooks)

For teaching mathematics, a series of text cum workbooks named Hisab-Kitab have been developed for children of Grades I, II and III. The idea of 'concepts' is crucial to a well designed mathematics book. Therefore, at the initial stage, it is necessary that children are given concrete shapes to handle, in order to understand the concept of shape and size and consequently other quantitative comparisons in the course of learning-by-doing. Special emphasis has been given to these issues while developing Hisab-Kitab.


JANO SAMJHO (Environmental Science Workbooks)

The students of Class III are introduced to a scientific analysis of their natural environment for the first time. Children grow up watching their natural world. This workbook has been designed as the foundation stone for scientific learning. It employs questioning methods which basically enhance the natural curiosity every child possesses concerning the various activities in their surrounding. The child is assisted in learning to read about simple maps, road signs, directions, weather, basic health and hygiene etc. with the help of stories, games and questions.

After the introductory part, children are taught about their natural environment in a more specific manner. Basic information about their country, state, district, block and village are introduced. Along with these, properties of matter, classification of animals, weather cycle, solar and lunar cycle etc are explained using everyday experiences from their surroundings so that they could relate to them easily. Jaano-Samjho helps the children in developing the scientific temperament among them.

APNI KITAB (Language and Math Workbooks in Urdu)

Apni Kitab is the series of workbooks of language and math developed in Urdu language for the children learning in Muqtab-madarsas. These workbooks are available for class 1 to class 3




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