ERIC Number: ED426010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Spotlight on Ramayana: An Enduring Tradition.
Wadley, Susan, Ed.; Ramamurthy, Priti, Ed.
This collection of lessons was developed by teachers in an institute focusing on teaching about India and the Ramayana. Essays providing background information are "The Oral Tradition and the Many 'Ramayanas'" (Philip Lutgendorf) and "Bringing Ramayana into the Classroom" (Hazel Sara Greenberg). After an introduction by Susan Wadley, a Ramayana glossary, a piece called "The Ramayana! A 'Telling' of the Ancient Indian Epic," and maps of India, the sections include: (1) "How is Ramayana Part of the Great Storytelling Tradition?"; (2) "To What Extent Does Ramayana Introduce India and Its Culture?"; (3) "To What Degree Does Ramayana Help Us Comprehend Hindu Values and Religion?"; (4) "How Can Ramayana Help Us Gain an Understanding of Hindu Rituals?"; and (5) "How Does Ramayana Reflect Change Over Time and Space?" There are 25 units with lessons throughout the five sections. A glossary and maps accompany the lessons. (EH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indians, Instructional Materials, Literature, Multicultural Education, Non Western Civilization, Secondary Education, Social Studies
The American Forum for Global Education, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005; (Tel: 212-742-8232; Fax: 212-742-8752; e-mail: Globed@ICG.org ($40, based on numbers for quantity).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Collaborative for Humanities and Arts Teaching.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: India; Ramayana
Note: Funding also provided by CHART, Collaboratives for Humanities and Arts Teaching.