ERIC Number: ED439063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.
For the past 2000 years the Ramayana has been among the most important literary and oral texts of South Asia. This epic poem provides insights into many aspects of Indian culture and continues to influence the politics, religion, and art of modern India. This booklet contains material designed to provide an entry into the study of this tradition. The booklet is divided into the following sections: The first five sections are: (1) "The Story of Rama" (brief version); (2) "The Story of Rama" (long version, adapted for classroom use by Larry Tominberg); (3)"Images and Maps"; (4) "Hinduism"; (5) "Moral Dilemmas". The "Moral Dilemmas" section is in the form of a lesson plan with a rationale, objectives, detailed procedure, and extensions for the moral dilemma lessons. The last four sections are: (6) "Glossary"; (7) "Oral Tradition and the Many Ramayanas'" (Philip Lutgendorf); (8) "The Story of the Bengali Scrolls"; and (9) "Links and Resources." The "Links and Resources" section contains 12 bibliographies on seminar material and 18 bibliographies on Ghandi and miscellaneous, 8 picture books, 2 children's fiction books, 11 descriptions and travel books (with appropriate grades indicated), 15 history texts, 22 folklore and myth texts, 9 books on religion, and 25 texts on Hinduism. (Contains 16 useful web sites.) (BT)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Epics, Foreign Countries, Hinduism, Literature Appreciation, Non Western Civilization, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, World Literature
The American Forum for Global Education, 120 Wall Street, Suite 2600, New York, NY 10005. Web site: http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/maxpages/special/ramayana/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: India