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July 7, 2020
Vol 74, Page 1



What They Say?

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
― Aristotle

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.”
— Jacques Barzun

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”
— Khalil Gibran


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This Day for You - July 7


World Chocolate Day

Yes! It is the authentic World Chocolate Day and not just a gig. It is a day to mark the introduction of chocolates in Europe. But you do know the history of chocolate being derived from cocoa by the Mayans? Oh yes, we brought it to you on Super Monday last week! You are going to love reading it: HERE

July 7 1896 – Indian Cinema Is Born

On July 7th 1896, the Lumiere Brothers showcased six films at the Watson Hotel in Mumbai (then Bombay) and this marked the birth of Indian cinema as we know it today. The Lumiere brothers were French Cinematographers who arrived in India after having proved their cinematic excellence in Paris.

You Share Your Birthday With:

1947 – Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, reigned as the last King of Nepal from 2001 to 2008 and is also known as the world's last Hindu king.

1970 – Min Patel, Indian-English cricketer

1981 – Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer

Amitabh Bachchan

He is one of the most iconic actors of today. He doesn't need an introduction. Still, success didn’t reflect on him early in Bollywood. He held his dose of flops before he ultimately turned round his fortune.

Five things you probably didn't know about Amitabh Bachchan:-

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1) Amitabh Bachchan was once rejected by All India Radio when he applied at the radio network due to his voice.

2) Amitabh Bachchan was awarded with Padma Vibhushan by The Government of India in the year 2015.

3) He is a true inspiration who told us that failures are not the end. Earlier, his 12 films had flopped, and yet he never gave up.

4) In the early days of his career, his aim was not to go into Entertainment. He wanted to go to the Air Force and wanted to serve the country.

5) Amitabh Bachchan had originally given the name Inquilaab Shrivastava. Amitabh's father had adopted the pen name, Bachchan whereas his surname was Shrivastava.

Credits: Tarini Kaushik
Reach me at:705tk@theschoolsocial.in for any questions, advice or feedback

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The Mystery Beast of Gevaudan.

The rural regions of France were struck with fear when hundreds of people were killed by a mysterious creature. We are talking about 1765 to 1767. The beast was never captured or found anywhere else. But mystery regarding its existence still prevails among the scientists and historians.
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A wolf? A dog? A Lion?

The first fatal attack of the beast is recorded to be on June 30, 1764. The victim was a 14-year old girl. The beast was unidentified by the people. Some eyewitnesses called it to be like a wolf but of a size of a horse. It supposedly had black stripes on its back and talons on its feet.

A Large Wolf was shot by mistake.

The people were so fear stricken that all the hunters would look for the beast to hunt it down. A similar attempt was taken on by a 71-year old gunbearer and his nephew. They shot a massive wolf, and it was believed to be the unknown beast. They were even patronized, and rewarded for having brought the corpse to the royal court. But the attack resumed again in June 1767. The royal court started ignoring these attacks, thinking the beast had been killed.

Theories related to this beast

Historians, Scientists, conspiracy theorists, everybody has some or the other theories related to the beast. Some popular belief goes like this: It was an Eurasian Wolf, some Hyena, prehistoric predator, dog-wolf hybrid. The Most popular is that the beast was a werewolf. It lived like a human being otherwise, but turned into a man hunting beast, from time to time, and killed people.

Similar mysteries exist in our society also, how many do you know about?

Credits: Lovely
Let me know what you think.
Write to me at paparis705@theschoolsocial.in for more information, opinion or queries.

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Why do cats purr?

The last article was a particularly foreboding one, featuring one of the deadliest objects in the known universe. Let’s look at something less...macabre in this article. If you have a pet cat, you must have encountered a gentle rumble accompanied by a soft quiver when you pet him/her. That’s called purring. It might surprise you to know that purring is the most common sound that cats make. It is but another form of communication that cats employ in addition to meowing, hissing, growling, chattering, and chirping.

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1) “This is a good day to be alive.”

According to WebMD, “cats purr when they’re content.” For example, if your pet cat is basking in the sun after a big meal, with eyes half-closed and tail almost completely still, they can purr to let you know that he/she is happy/content.

2) “But where’s the food, human?”

A cat might purr to let you know that he/she is hungry and/or wants something. However, recent researches have shown that the purring of cats when they’re hungry and when they’re not sound slightly different.

3) “Greetings, mom.”

Cats often purr to let their mother know that they’re doing fine. Infant kittens are born blind and deaf but they can feel vibrations. Hence, the only real form of communication that exists between a mama cat and her kittens are each other’s purrs.

4) “It’s okay, I’ll get through it.”

Sometimes, cats purr when they’re hurt. They do it to soothe themselves for a temporary sense of self-comfort and relaxation.

Credits - Arko De.
Source - webmd.com /

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Young Change Makers

Do you have a passion to change the world or do something noteworthy? Do you do something for the underprivileged around your home? Or plan to contribute to the sustainable development in the world?

It’s time to bring out the Young Change Maker in You!

Share your ideas through a write-up, audio recording, or a video talking about it. Answer these three questions:

1. Why do you want to become a Young Change Maker?
2. What will you do if you get a global platform?
3. What kind of help do you need to fulfil your dreams?


1) Junior Batch: Age Group 7 - 11 Years
2) Senior Batch: Age Group 12 - 17 Years
3) The ideas should be original, not-for-profit and aimed at the betterment of society.

E-Mail your entries to write@theschoolsocial.in
Last Date: July 7, 2020, Sunday (Date Extended)
Certificates for all Participants.

Award: Selected candidates will get a chance to create a plan of action and work on their projects with experts. You will also be eligible for a 50% Discount for the 3-Day Workshop on ‘How to Become a Global Change-Maker?’
(Workshop Fees: Rs. 3500 Rs. 1750)


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3 Technical Terms to Know:

A software program that allows you to surf the web. Popular web browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

When you download (read) a web page, the data is "cached," meaning it is temporarily stored on your computer. The next time you want that page, instead of requesting the file from the web server, your web browser just accesses it from the cache, so the page loads quickly.

Cybersecurity refers to measures designed to protect your computer, device or network from cybercrime.

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

Rapper Kanye West declares late run for US Presidency

THE Happy Pill

Researchers from the UK and Switzerland have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business policy Artificial Intelligence systems’ biases towards making unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging choices.

Credits :@goodnewsnetwork

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Teacher's Blog

Making Crisis an Opportunity - Inspiring Teachers Globally

Pradip Deore

Covid-19, a life-threatening disease that originated in China's Wuhan province about six months ago, has put the entire world to a halt. From the economic front, we are witnessing the daily struggle of people for daily meals. There is no area of left behind it, so how can education be an exception. But it is said that there is an opportunity in crisis. So even in such a situation, some teachers are using technology to impart knowledge to their students through various remote mediums. That is why the work of these teachers, who work with the feeling that we have to pay something to the society, is of special importance.

Pradip Deore is one such active teacher working at ZP School Bokaddare in Nashik district, who is constantly busy trying to do something new.

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When the whole world, including India, was locked down by the Covid -19 pandemic Pradip Deore continued to educate students using Microsoft's Skype in the Classroom tool. Using the same Skype in the Classroom, Pradip Deore flaunted "Incredible Maharashtra" to teachers and their students from various states of India as well as Russia, Belgorod, Hargada Red Sea, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Romania, Portugal etc. with information about culture, costumes , art, geographical diversities, historical places and tourist places in his native state Maharashtra. Teachers and students from abroad also joined the initiative through Skype from their homes.

Not only did he stop by giving information about Maharashtra, but in the same session he was also taking tests and researching about Maharashtra with the help of a gamification app called 'Kahoot' to find out how much all the students understood about Maharashtra. The students solved this test with great joy. Till now, through this initiative, Mr. Deore has introduced the culture of Maharashtra to more than 200 foreign students and their teachers .

Pradip Deore is a Certified Educator in the Microsoft Educator Community. He has also completed a number of Microsoft Digital Courses. He involved his students in various projects and initiatives globally. Ten students from his class interacted with students from Russia, Denmark and Poland during the lockdown with the help of a unique app called "Flipgrid" about the global environment. He also participated his students in an international project of Korea da Silva's 'Plastic Clean Up Brigade' with the help of Skype. The students in his class have traveled virtually 560,000 miles and interacted with teachers and students from many countries.

Deore is also a student voice ambassador for Microsoft's Flipgrid educational tool. Using Flipgrid, he provided a platform for his students to interact with students from different countries. Through this, he provided knowledge of global diversity to his students by exchanging various activities. His students have also done story readings in the 'Global Reading Project' through Flipgrid. He is an ambassador of Wakelet, a content creation platform, he curated information on various topics in the form of videos, pdfs, audios, and documents in Wakelet and makes it available to its students.

He has completed a three months National Geographic Certified Educator course by exploring "Reuse Plastic" and became a Certified educator of the NG educational community .

Mr. Deore also took his school from the rural area, on the global platform. His ZP school Bokaddare is a member of the UNESCO School Club as well as Global School Program which is working for achieving UNO's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030. During the lockdown, he completed various courses of the British Council and at Cambridge University. Also, participated in global conferences on various topics. He is the co-ordinator in India for the Sweden-based NGO, Eco Training Center, working on environmental education and international cooperation. A magazine published from Romania has an article about his work in it.

In this way, he took advantage of this unprecedented time to transform into an opportunity. Using modern technology, Pradip Deore showed his students a new way of knowledge and introduced the culture of Maharashtra to the world. This is a commendable and inspiring thing. He gave us all a new ray of hope in this crisis.

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July 7, 2020 Credits

1) Lovely Sarkar - papris705@theschoolsocial.in
2) Ipsita - ipsita@theschoolsocial.in
3) Arko De - iisharpp@theschoolsocial.in
4) Tarini - 705tk@theschoolsocial.in

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