This lesson introduces a well-known folk tale, with renditions from India, the United States, and West Africa. After analyzing the versions, students write their own didactic story based on the formula, but focused on a contemporary setting more
Learn about a double drum that's found in cultures throughout the world. Through this flexible lesson, learn about the mechanics, methods, and musical qualities of a tabla by creating a "tube-la" in class. more
What can maps tell us about how its creator perceives the world? This simple lesson uses a historical map as a point of study and introduces key elements in a map (scale, symbols, orientations) in a hands-on way. more
A short lesson--featuring some famous Chinese poems--that help students understand the difference between how many Westerners view nature versus how many Chinese (particularly Daoists and the literati) felt about the natural world around th more
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