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Program Flyer: Gods and Heroes of the Maya

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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 17 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
Program Description   The Maya Popol Vuh (Council Book) relates tales of the Hero Twins who make the world safe for the arrival of human beings. During this lesson students explore this creation myth and other aspects of the Maya culture by examining artifacts from The Cleveland Museum of Art. On-camera interactivities include filling out a viewing guide with personal interpretations of Maya mythology and beginning to write a story based on a princely scene from an ancient pottery vessel. Related discussion involves Maya hieroglyphs, notions of royalty, the sacred ball game and the natural resources of Mesoamerica.
Program Format   1. Open discussion with introduction to Maya mythology.
2. Introduce the sacred ballgame of the Maya and related artifacts.
3. Guided observation of Maya art objects from the museum’s collection.
4. Introduce the Popul Vuh, (the Maya creation myth) and summarize adventures of the Hero Twins.
5. Graphic organizer interactivity throughout videoconference.
Objectives   Students will learn about the Maya creation myth, the Popul Vuh , and how the story of the Hero Twins relates to sacred ballgame played by the Maya.
Students will gain a better understanding of the gods, heroes, and myths depicted in selected Maya art works from the museum's collection.
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.

Schools are required to dial into the CMA. Please state connection speed on registration form. CMA can connect from 384 kbps up to 3 mbps speed.

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