India on Film: Introduction to India

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Introduction to India cover


All ages


Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Suitable for students aged 7 to 11, this resource offers pupils an introduction to India through the themes of food, dress and Diwali. This resource is designed for use in the primary classroom and supports learning in Art and Design, Religious Education, Geography and English/Literacy. This educational resource is based around a range of film extracts available free on the BFI Player, through BBC Educational webpages and from Into Film. The film extracts are from a range of genres including educational videos, archive footage and feature film.

You can download the accompanying materials Introduction to India PowerPoint Presentation, related worksheets and separate curriculum links document.

Watch thouands of more archive films for FREE on BFI Player Britain on Film is a project to digitise and make accessible 10,000 archive films from the BFI National Archive and the UK's Regional and National Film Archives.


This resource includes

This Resource Supports

  • Art and Design
  • English
  • Geography
  • Literacy
  • Religious Education

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