Lesson 65: The Importance of Trees (Level 2+)

Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. Each year a mature tree produces enough oxygen for ten people. Trees also help prevent flooding and soil erosion by absorbing thousands of litres …

Lesson 62: The Paperboy

The morning headlines were full of the usual sad stories. “No good news again!” Rajesh’s father said. “Kidnappings! Murders! Earthquakes! Floods!” Rajesh wished he could have been able to cheer up his father. He moved quickly from house to house leaving papers …

Lesson 61: Identify your own Mountain (Level 2+)

If you want to climb a mountain, perhaps the tallest mountain in the world, what do you think you would need to get to the top? What would you need besides equipment, shoes, training and favourable weather? You would certainly need …

Lesson 60: The Farmer’s Well

Once upon a time a man sold his well to a farmer.  The next day when the farmer went to draw water from that well, the man did not allow him to do so. He said, “I have sold you …

Lesson 59: The Ant and the Dove

On a hot day in summer, an ant was searching for some water. After walking around for some time, she came near the river. To drink the water, she climbed up on a small rock. While trying to drink water, …

Lesson 58: Corruption (Level 2+)

Corruption is the abuse of public resources or public power for personal gain. Corruption is a serious social issue that adversely affects the economy of a nation and impacts society as a whole. For example, if a judge is corrupt, he …

Lesson 57: Electricity reaches Leisang in Manipur

At 10 pm on April 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that Leisang in Manipur had become “powered and empowered.” When the bulbs lit up in Leisang village in Manipur’s Senapati district at 5.30 pm on April 28, it became …

Lesson 56:  Stress And How To Deal With It (Level 2+)

When you are stressed, your body releases many hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. Cortisol is the main stress hormone.These hormones increase your heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar.  They also suppressyour bodily systems, such as your digestiveand immune systems. …