ERIC Number: ED434851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
India's Myths and Symbols through the Oral Tradition. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad, 1998 (India).
Fancher, Kathleen M.
The design of this curriculum project allows teachers to introduce the rich Indian culture in a non-threatening way to learners who struggle with writing material. It was initially developed for special education students who read and write significantly below grade level. Some of the project's lessons include showing the students artwork and playing cassettes of talented Indian people who speak about various aspects in their diverse culture. The guided activities in the project are not only intended to motivate the students and to appeal to their learning styles, but also to serve a larger educational purpose to prepare special education students for their social studies classes. Following an introduction and general notes on audio tapes, the project is divided into part 1:"Guiding Questions/Activities"; and part 2: "The Audio Tapes." The tapes are: Tape 1: "Hinduism and Vishnu's Avatars"; Tape 2: "The Varaha Temple"; Tape 3: "Krishna"; Tape 4: "Kama/Consorts"; Tapes 5 and 6: "Nataraja, Lord of the Dance"; Tape 7: "The Pardhosham Festival in Madras"; Tape 8: "Sri Ekambaranathar Temple in Kanchipuram"; Tape 9: "Ganesha"; Tape 10: "Mahabalipuram Rock Carvings"; Tape 11: "Stone Carving of Ardhanareskvara"; Tape 12: "Philosophy of Giving/Lakshmi"; Tape 13: "Story of the Buddha"; Tape 14: "Gandhi/Indian Philosophy"; and Tape 15: "Jainism/Buddhism." Contains a 13-item teacher bibliography and a 7-item student bibliography. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: United States Educational Foundation in India.
Identifiers - Location: India