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Gods and Heroes of the Maya

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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The Maya Popol Vuh 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 CMA.

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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

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 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.

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.