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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

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 meet some of the people who live there.

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Chembakolli - toys and games PowerPoint

Let your class experience playtime in Chembakolli, a remote Adivasi (or tribal) community in the Nilgiri district of south India. Designed for Key Stage 2, this vibrant PowerPoint reveals the toys and games of Chembakolli children. It asks pupils to reflect on similarities and differences with their own playtime favourites.

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Timeline of Chembakolli

Beautifully illustrated, this timeline of Chembakolli runs from the 1800s to 2008. Key events in the history of the remote Adivasi (or tribal) community in south India are noted, from living freely in the forests of Nilgiri to celebrating 20 years of self-rule. Suitable for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes.

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Chembakolli – ‘Forest’ teaching resources

These fascinating primary resources reveal how the Adivasi (tribal) people in the Nilgiri Hills of south India interact with the forest that was their first home. Key Stage 2 classes will discover the wildlife of the forest, how food is harvested there, and the conflicts the environment can cause.

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Chembakolli – ‘Transport’ teaching resources

A must for vehicle-loving Key Stage 2 classes! These lively primary teaching resources explore the world of transport in Chembakolli, a remote rural village in India. From brightly decorated buses to the school jeep, the resources reveal some exciting differences in public transport across the globe.

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Chembakolli – ‘School’ teaching resources

Discover day-to-day life at Vidyodaya School, near Chembakolli in south India. Key Stage 2 classes will discover a typical day at the school, taking in the popular game of Kabaddi, Tamil lessons, and even what the children have in their pack lunch boxes.

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Chembakolli – ‘Housing and homes’ teaching resources

These great primary teaching resources reveal the types of housing found in Chembakolli, a remote village in south India. Colourful photos in the PowerPoint presentation reveal homes made in distinctive local styles and materials, and among other lesson ideas, Key Stage 2 classes are asked to consider differences with homes in their areas.

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