Epic Story Scrolls

Discover one of the best known Asian epics in the Hindu story of Ramayana. Your class members will analyze scenes from the epic scroll, learn about creative methods of narration used in Asian art, and design a scroll illustrating key events in the story from the individual perspective of a character.

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CCSS: Designed
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Opportunity for cross-curricular work between a world history and art class
  • Offer the option of narrating scrolls through drama or dance
Pros

  • Materials needed for lesson, including worksheet, PowerPoint presentation, and video are all included
Cons

  • None
Common Core

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  • The Life of Rama (Ramayana)
  • Epic Story Scrolls
  • The Abduction of Sita
  • Activity