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Teaching Unit on India Receives Buchanan Prize

The unit explores the era of British colonialism, Indian campaigns for independence, and the legacies of the 1947 partition.

March 4, 2014

A trio of Choices staff members are this year’s recipients of the Franklin Buchanan Prize, for their curriculum unit "Indian Independence and the Question of Partition." Leah Elliott and Maya Lindberg, program associates, and Tanya Waldburger, video and new media producer, will travel to Philadelphia this month to receive the prize at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference.

 The Franklin Buchanan Prize is awarded annually by the Michigan-based group to honor an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia at any educational level, elementary through university. The curriculum created by the Choices team explores the era of British colonialism, Indian campaigns for independence, and the legacies of the 1947 partition.

Choices staff members Andrew Blackadar, Sarah Massey, and Tanya Waldburger received the prize in 2012 for their curriculum unit on Afghanistan.