Hyderabad-an exploration

Author: Owais, Learner at The Integral School, Hyderabad   Golconda Fort Golconda fort is one of the best monuments in India. Golconda fort is in Hyderabad.  The Kakatiya kings ruled Golconda from  13th to 14th century. Before Golconda, the name was actually Gollakonda, which means shepherd’s hill. Gollakonda is in Telugu language and there is…

Why History? What is History?

  This is a letter addressed to the learners at The Integral School, Hyderabad, who researched on the Silk Road. I had the pleasure of watching you research on the silk road, taking care to do my best impersonation of a cat on a hot tin roof whenever i saw that you became aware of…

The Silk Road-Part 4 of 4-Trade and Culture

This is the fourth part of the series based on the research done by learners at The Integral School, Hyderabad on the ancient Silk Road. The research team consisted of Aravind Bandreddi, Qutub Khan Vajihuddin, Aatmesh and Zoya Kadeer. This document was prepared by Aatmesh. My research areas : Trade  Culture – what is culture,…

The Silk Road-Part 3 of 4-Religions on the Silk Road

This is the third part of the four part series based on the research done by Learners at The Integral School, Hyderabad, on the ancient Silk Road and focuses on the various religions on the Silk Road.  The research team included Aravind Bandreddi, Qutub Khan Vajihuddin, Aatmesh and Zoya Kadeer. This document was prepared by…

The Silk Road-Part 2 of 4-Geography

This is the second part of a four part series based on research done by Learners at The Integral School, Hyderabad, on the ancient silk road. The research team consisted of Aravind Bandreddi, Qutub Khan Vajihuddin, Aatmesh and Zoya Kadeer. This document, on the geography of the Silk Road, was prepared by Qutub Khan Vajihuddin….

The Silk Road-Part 1 of a four part series

This is the first part of a four series document based on the research that learners at The Integral School, Hyderabad carried out about the ancient Silk Road. The team consisted of Aravind Bandreddi, Zoya Kadeer, Aatmesh and Qutub Khan Vajihuddin. This document, an introduction to the silk road, was prepared by Aravind Bandreddi.  …

Slavery

Author: Qutub Khan Vajihuddin, Learner at The Integral School, Hyderabad. This is an independent self directed project. Slavery Slavery is defined as a human being owning another human being. A slave is considered someone’s property, and therefore deprived of most of the rights ordinarily held by humans. In the early ages, slaves were sold and…

The Killing Fields- A travelogue

Author: Ayaan, Learner at The Integral School, Hyderabad. This a reflection based on the trip that the author made to the Tuol Sleng prison and the Killing Fields. Today, we had to go to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng prison.We took a tuk tuk tour and first went to the Tuol Sleng prison….

Cuneiform Script

Author: Aatmesh, Learner at The Integral School, Hyderabad. This is a self directed independent project exploring the Cuneiform Script within the context of language and its development. Cuneiform writing is thought to have been the first script in human history. It originated in the area of Mesopotamia and was used by many civilizations. The word cuneiform…

Cryptography in World War II

Author: Aatmesh. Learner at The Integral School, Hyderabad.  This is a self directed independent project exploring the use of cryptography in the World War II. Introduction  Cryptography is the art of creating and solving codes. It is derived from the Greek words kryptos, meaning hidden and graphy meaning writing, therefore it is hidden writing. The first…

Pompeii

Author: Aatmesh, Learner at The Integral School. A self directed learning project on Pompeii.     Pompeii is the name of an ancient Roman city-state, located on the coast of Italy and bordered by Mt. Vesuvius. The city is famous for being destroyed by a violent eruption in 79 AD. Today, the ruins of Pompeii are…

Alexander the Great

Author: Aatmesh; Learner, Age 14 years This is a self determined project for individual research based work. The organization of material, questions and directions are entirely the work of the learner. Author Objectives : My learning objectives were mainly to understand the life of Alexander the Great, the legend behind him and his attitude, how he…