Chembakolli Teaching Resources

Chembakolli

Discover every day life in the remote Adivasi (tribal) village of Chembakolli in south India. A varied range of resources introduces the people who live there and the issues that affect them – from education to land rights.


Meghana, 7, picking a few tea leaves on the Madhuvana tea estate, Chembakolli, India.

Photo Tom Pietrasik

Chembakolli - food artefacts pack

Introduce this food-based artefacts pack to your Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils and stimulate curiosity, discussion and creativity.  Made and used by the local Adivasi (tribal) people for cooking, hunting and gathering, they support role-play and bring numeracy to life when used in conjunction with Kolli, our imaginary Chembakolli currency.

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Village Life in Chembakolli - slideshows

Introduce your pupils to what village life is like in and around Chembakolli and nearby Gudalur with our much loved slideshows. Find out what jobs people have, what school is like and the types of animals that live nearby.

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The Chembakolli Story - audio CD

This Key Stage 2 resource guides a younger audience through the story of Chembakolli. It consists of a beautifully narrated audio CD, story/activity book and poster and includes descriptive sound and music clips.  To celebrate over 20 years of Adivasi land rights this resource has 20% off.

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Pure Nilgiri tea and tablecloth

Taste pure Nilgiri tea picked by the Adivasi (tribal) people of Chembakolli and traded fairly by ‘Just Change’. It is sold in packs of 80 and comes with an illustrated paper tablecloth depicting its journey from India to the UK.  Money from sales goes directly to the Adivasi people.

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From Bangalore to Chembakolli – photopack

An imaginative resource aimed at Key Stage 2 classes.  Accompany pupils on an incredible journey from Bangalore to the remote village of Chembakolli, comparing and contrasting urban and rural lifestyles along the way. Contains 30 stunning A4 photocards, a teachers’ booklet with photocopiable activity sheets and a DVD.

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Footprints in the Forest – set of six readers

Order a set of six individual readers aimed at Key Stage 1 for the price of five! These vibrantly illustrated readers follow a Chembakolli girl called Kelu’s adventure in the forest and her quest to return in time for the Adivasi day celebrations.  Also available as a big book for whole-class reading.

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Footprints in the Forest - reader

A colourful reading book to appeal to the imagination of Key Stage 1 readers. A Chembakolli girl called Kelu has an adventure in the forest: will she make it back in time for the Adivasi Day celebrations, or will the mysterious animals and spirits of the forest take her?

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