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The ancient texts Ramayana and Mahabharata have spread throughout East Asia. They have become the basis for drama, art, and literary works for ages. Learners will watch a rod puppet performance of an Indonesian version of the timeless tale. Then, they will select and act out other scenes from this delightful story. Tip: Have younger learners make a text-to-text connection and list the traits of heroes and villains found in Ramayana and modern day comics.