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Objective: 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).
Common Core Standards:
RL 5.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
RL 5.6: Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
RL6.3: Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
RL8.3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Content Standards (California):
History/Social Science: 6.5.7: Discuss important aesthetic and intellectual traditions (e.g., Sanskrit literature, including the Bhagavad Gita; medicine; metallurgy; and mathematics, including Hindu-Arabic numerals and the zero).
Visual/Performing Arts: 5.1.3: Use their knowledge of all the elements of art to describe similarities and differences in works of art and in the environment; 5.2.7: Communicate values, opinions, or personal insights through an original work of art; 5.3.1: Describe how local and national art galleries and museums contribute to the conservation of art; 6.1.3: Describe how artists can show the same theme by using different media and styles; 6.3.3: Compare, in oral or written form, representative images or designs from at least two selected cultures; 8.3.2: Compare, contrast, and analyze styles of art from a variety of times and places in Western and non-Western cultures.
Video: The Abduction of Sita; Artwork: Story of Rama’s Youth; Theatrical headdress for the magical deer; Worksheet: The Life of Rama
Have students create an autobiographical story scroll and reflect on what they choose to include and what symbols they use to refer to time and place.