This phase will consist of an oral
history exchange between India and Pakistan. The emphasis of this phase will be
on children learning about their own history as well as learning to hear
different perspectives and information that comes in from across the border. Grandparents
of the selected students would be called in and interviewed by the students.
Questions will be asked pertaining to pre-partition, partition and life in the
early years post-partition. Through this phase, students would ultimately learn
several interesting facts about their family as well as their country. They
will also have a clearer understanding of how Pakistan and India have changed
since partition. Once these DVDs are exchanged, all children in the classrooms
will have a chance to hear about each other's history. This will not only add
to their cultural knowledge but also fill in the gaps in history books. They
will be able to hear about the common man's struggle and experiences and be
able to hear a different and more interactive perspective on history than what
is offered in their books.