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Gods and Heroes of India

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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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.

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Cost

By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00


Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.

Length

45-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Zoom



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Provider's 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.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH
United States

Distance Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards.

Contact:
Diane Cizek
DLBooking@clevelandart.org
2167072468

Program Details

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.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, the Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.