CBSE integrating "compassionate citizen" in school Curricula from the next academic year

April 20, 2013, 12:00 am

CBSE has written to schools that they are integrating "compassionate citizen" humane-education programme in school Curricula from the next academic year to help children become sensitive towards animals.

The Board has said that it is endorsing the use of "compassionate citizen", a humane-education programme prepared by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), in CBSE-affiliated schools for children ages 8 to 12 years as part of the schools’ curricula.

The programme consists of a teacher’s guide, reproducible activity sheets, a reading unit with adaptations from true animal stories and a 28-minute video with remarkable animal footage. It is divided into four different sections that can be turned into complete lessons to generate a classroom discussion about the world of animals, animals and their feelings, changing times and changing minds and making humane choices.

"The programme is designed to be included in the monthly curriculum as an extracurricular activity day or as part of a one-day workshop", added CBSE sources.