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Activity

Assembling Personal Narrative

Students will: 1.) Observe and discuss how artist Santiago Bose uses cultural symbols and artistic methods as post-colonial critique. 2.) Create an assemblage using found objects that conveys their personal identities. 3.) Interview a family member to uncover a photograph or symbol that recalls their heritage and include this in their assemblages. 4.) Write a first person narrative telling a story about their assemblages.

GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

Video

Howie Tsui on Mount Abundance and the Tiptoe People #1 and #2

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Nigeria and Ontario, Howie Tsui’s influences include ghost stories, Buddhist hell scrolls, Japanese monster culture, and Hong Kong vampire films. As part of his Horror Fables series, Tsui contributes to Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past (on view at the Asian Art Museum from May 18-September 2, 2012) intricately drawn human-monster hybrids that combine imagery from traditional Asian folklore with contemporary pop culture.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond

Background Information

Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA)

Search Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA) for oral histories, letters, diaries, photographs, newspapers and other records.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Hinduism in Bali

Learn about Hinduism in Bali.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Hinduism and the Practice of Faith

Religion pervades many aspects of Hindu life, and religious observance is not limited to one location, time of day, or use of a particular text. It assumes many forms: in the home, at the temple, on a pilgrimage, through yogic practices, dance or music, at the roadside, by the river, through the observation of one’s social duties and so on. Learn more.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

Artwork

Hawk on oak tree, approx. 1630–1650

Hawk on oak tree, by Soga Nichokuan (Japanese, active approx. 1624–1658), approx. 1630–1650. Hanging scroll; Ink on paper. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60D18.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

Lesson

Epic Story Scrolls

In groups, students will discuss how artists communicate events and characters by observing and describing scenes in the scroll containing stories of Rama’s youth. Students will compare the context of this scroll’s use with those of scrolls illustrating other epics. Then they will create a biographical scroll from the perspective of a character in the Ramayana (The Life of Rama).

GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8)

Artwork

Decorated pages intended for a Koran, approx. 1500

Decorated pages intended for a Koran, approx. 1500. Turkey. Manuscript page; Gold and colors on paper. Gift of Elton L. Puffer, 2004.67.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond
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