[Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia lesson in Maharashtra class 7 textbook

Pradeep Mohandas pradeep.mohandas at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 04:55:42 UTC 2011


Was very surprised to see a lesson on Wikipedia in my brother's 7th std text
book today.

Picture - http://twitpic.com/40b7oj

The content is concerning Wikipedia - compares it with an encyclopedia,
details about volunteers contributing to Wikipedia, talks about the presence
of Indic language Wikipedia, talks about vandalism.

It has the following sub-topics:
1. Introduction
2. What is an encyclopedia?
3. What is Wikipedia?
4. How is Wikipedia created?
5. sidebar: general info on Wikipedia wef September 2009
6. sidebar: How is Wikipedia different from an encyclopedia printed on
7. vandalism
8. Wikipedia policy
9. Request an article

warm regards,
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