Geography KS3: Working life in India

Three 13-year-old pupils from London, Dua, Amalia and Nayan, are on a trip of a lifetime to explore city life in Bangalore, India.

Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India and it attracts young Indian people to seek work and careers there.

Dua, Amalia and Nayan each spend a day discovering what working life is like in the city.

Amalia joins Neha who works for one of India’s biggest multinational companies making electric cars.

Nayan joins Suman, an entrepreneur who has created an international company designing computer games.

Dua meets Shiva who came to Bangalore to seek work. He found an opportunity to set up a food stall and now runs a successful small business catering for local workers.

Each of the pupils reflects on their experiences and how they have been inspired by the success of each of their Indian hosts.

This clip is from the series Exploration India.

Teacher Notes

Pupils have an opportunity to explore the lives of three successful Indian workers in Bangalore.

They could consider the risks of setting up a business like Suman and Shiva.

Pupils could consider what infrastructure is needed to establish a secondary or tertiary industry in India such as communications, power and labour.

They could explore the interconnectedness of global trade.

Pupils could consider the significance of designing small, cheap and sustainable cars in a country developing as fast as India.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Geography at KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd Level in Scotland.

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