Importance of Ashoka’s Dhamma Policy
Objective 1: Students understand the importance of effective communication in ensuring efficient running of any government's machineryObjective 2: They will critically reason out why Dhamma Policy was needed in that era and how its still relevant in current timesThis project which requires two weeks to complete and can be given as a Project based assignment
2 hours/ weekend project
Critical thinking, Effective communication
Remember, Understand, Application
Make students understand that to have an effective governance, a State should have clear communication with its people.
paper and pen
Political Map of India with its neighboring countries
Color pencils to shade the Map
Internet access- some links for information
Step 1: Students need to search on the net and other sources of information that are available to them to find in detail why Dhamma Policy came into existence.
Step 2: They will chart out the edicts of Ashoka in a small scrap book which will have pictures and maps showing all the areas where edits of Ashoka were placed.
Step 3: After mapping out the Edicts students need to reason out why do the scholars feel that Edicts helped Ashoka to control and communicate with his empire effective and peacefully.
Step 4: Second part to this assignment will be, making children understand how effective communication is important for success and development of the country in modern era too. They will try to find the similarities of the forms of communication made by Ashoka Dhamma Policy and today’s modern day State.
1. Why do the scholars feel that Edicts helped Ashoka to control and communicate with his empire effective and peacefully
2. Try to elucidate the similarities of the forms of communication made by Ashoka Dhamma Policy and today's modern day State.
Accurate, Clearly explained, Knowledgeable, Well crafted/ articulated, Informative, Satisfying
Make it weekend project so that children get ample time to read indetail. Do share the above links with the children to read about the subject.