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Chembakolli teaching resources

Chembakolli Teaching Resources

Discover life and change in Chembakolli, India through the real-life stories of the people who live there. Our unique slideshows, images and activities are designed for KS2 learners and are perfect for geography classes or for investigating themes like lifestyles, food, farming and games.


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

Photo Tom Pietrasik

Chembakolli 2015 - Games and Presentations

A great set of summer resources with games to play inside and outside of the classroom based on artfeacts and children's games from the village of Chembakolli. Also included is a presentation taking you on a journey from 'Leaf to factory' with Chembakolli's pure Nilgiri tea. 

Fairtrade Fortnight

Help your pupils to learn more about Fairtrade by using our new slideshow resource - jam-packed with beautiful photos of the Adivasi community. Learn how the Adivasi grow and trade their tea in the Nilgiri hills of south India.

Meet the people of Chembakolli - slideshows

Introduce your pupils to the people who live in Chembakolli and nearby Gudalur with these photo slideshows. Slideshows include detailed captions and a series of photographs documenting each persons life, job and family.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Fairtrade and Chembakolli – teaching and assembly resources

Discover how pure Nilgiri tea is harvested, produced and traded fairly in the remote Indian village of Chembakolli. This lively resource for Key Stage 2 classes introduces primary pupils to the concept of Fairtrade and the work of NGOs.