article by Jamie D. Stern
CLICK HERE: To check out our interactive Kid-Friendly presentation on Indo History!
Children are witnessing history in action. They are smart and they are feeling how life has suddenly become very different. Around the world, we are sharing the COVID-19 experience. There is curiosity, deep concern, loss, fear, and an enormous range of other emotions. Simultaneously, many have an opportunity to share more time with family and learn new things.
We at The Indo Project (TIP) are hoping to bring warmth and stability to our Indo kids by sharing with them about their heritage. They come from a long line of strong people! Their grandparents and great-grandparents saw many scary events, but they held on and they kept going. We honor the past by sharing it with others and simultaneously celebrate the current generation by reminding them of the strength in their heritage.
In addition to the interactive presentation on Indo History, we also encourage kids to bring Indo studies into their virtual classroom. Below are the materials that we have developed which can be used by students, teachers, and anyone who would like to share the history of the Indo people. For students, we offer a special Indo Project Youth Ambassador button while supplies last. (If you’d like one, please donate $5 through our website and indicate that it is for the Youth Ambassador Button. Send us your address so we can send you your button.) We encourage students to ask their teachers if they can give a class presentation on Indo History. Wear your button! 🙂
Students can use the provided materials and/or create their own presentations. We encourage creativity and we’d love to hear about your experience!
- a Prezi Presentation (appropriate for 5th– 12thgrade)
- a Word Search
- a Critical Thinking page
- a Map for students of all backgrounds to draw their family’s heritage
- additional reading and video resources
We encourage kids, parents, grandparents, teachers, and everyone to film, photograph, or write to us about their experience or journey into learning about their Indo heritage.
We extend strength, unity, and love to the community and world at large.
Jamie Stern, MA
Director of Research at The Indo Project
- Prezi Presentation: click here
- Word Search document click here and answers click here
- Critical Thinking Document: click here
- Map Document: click here
- Jamie Stern’s Master Thesis: Maintenance of Cultural Identity Through Virtual Social Networking: The Indo People Post Diaspora click here
- Video Resources: