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Program Flyer: Gods and Heroes of India

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Content Provider   Cleveland Museum of Art  2007-08, 2008-09 Honorable Mention, 2009-10, 2010-11 Honorable Mention, 2011-12, 2012-13
Contact Information   Dale Hilton
dhilton@clevelandart.org
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
United States
Phone: (216) 707-2491
Fax: (216) 421-9277
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 36 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants   30
Minimum Number of Participants   1
Primary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History
Secondary Disciplines   Language Arts/English
Program Description   The adventures of Rama and Hanuman in the Indian epic, the Ramayana, are just a few of the fascinating stories of Hindu and Buddhist gods and heroes covered in this introduction to the the history and culture of India. Students are also introduced to the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu as the man-lion Narasimha and the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, through works of art in the Museum's collection.
Program Format   1. Open discussion with students' previous knowledge on Hinduism and/or Buddhism.
2. Explain Hindu trinity and introduce Hindu works.
3. Summarize stories from the Ramayana.
4. Graphic organizer interactivity throughout videoconference.
5. Highlight some similarities and differences between Hinduism and Buddhism.
6. Introduce Buddhism and Buddhist works from the museum’s collection.
Objectives   Students will learn about Hindu and Buddhist deities and their relationship to some of the heroes of the epic stories of India.
Students will gain a better understanding of the physical representations of gods and heroes in Hindu and Buddhist art, and learn to interpret some of their symbolism.
Students will learn the characteristics of myth and understand how culture is revealed through the stories it tells.
Students will be introduced to the cultural and historical context of selected works of art and learn how art can tell a story.
Students will be introduced to the characteristics of mythology and learn that ancient myths, legends, and stories are used to explain the natural world, to teach morals, and to entertain.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, the Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
Program Length   45-60 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Program Cost   By Request Cost: $135.00
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Program Fee Notes   * All payments must be made within 30 days of registration.
* Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration
* Bulk discounts available
* Multi-point discounts available
Cancellation Policy   Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider   Sites can connect to the CMA directly via IP - all other connections (ISDN, IHETS, Vision Athena) must be bridged.

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