Overview

Schedule

"Elements of Culture"

Tests & Team Activities

Practice Research

Practice Instuctionss

Extra Credit

iFAQs

Abbreviations

ApEx = Application Exercise

ASA = Asian Art (anthology)

EB = Encyclopedia Britannica (on-line)

MOO = Masterpieces of the Orient (anthology)

PPT = "PowerPoint Slides" (click to view)

RDR = Course Reader

TRA = "Team Readiness Assessment"

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Schedule

From this unit onward, all readings in this schedule must be completed by the day under which they are listed. This requirement is assessed via TRAs, homework and End-of-Unit Challenges throughout the semester.

CAUTION: I reserve the right to make revisions to on-line materials prior to their discussion in class at the relevant point in the semester. Therefore WAIT until that time to print out materials you wish to have on hand, such as terms, excerpts and assignment guidelines.

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Unit 1a: Ancient India (15th century BCE - 2nd century CE)

Dates Tasks Readings
Mon, Sep 23

TRA #1a
(individually & in teams)

overview of Scenario 1a & Reading Guide 1a

view audio-visual excerpts


STUDY key concepts in these overviews for TRA #1a:

BROWSE on-line information regarding contemporary practices described in Scenario 1a:

"Transform Space Into Place" (YouTube video; see also City Repair website)

A. fire-making in primitive skills training programs: 1 | 2 | 3
     mantras for a local fire ceremony (local temple web site)
     campfire songs & "Battle Hymn" by ManOWar
B. text sculptures: metal, stone & tile
     US Declaration of Independence & Bill of Rights
     "Principles of Solidarity" of the NYC General Assembly
     --> as sung by a choir in NYC
C. Griotic storytelling by Baba Jamal Koram (plus his website)
     summaries of the Sundiata Keita epicu
     excerpts from "Keita" (movie version)

Wed, Sep 25

Application Exercise (ApEx) Set 1a

(*2 HOMEWORK PAGES REQUIRED* - use optional homework worksheet if helpful: PDF | MS Word)

LOCATE examples from these primary sources (use Reading Guide 1a to get oriented) to address the Scenario Homework:

A. Rg Veda (RDR, 25-31) [=MOO, p. 134-35, 137-39, 141-49]

B. "Edicts of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka" (ASA: RDR, 32-36)

VIEW the following images to inform your reading of the above sources:

Mon, Sep 30

Practice Research
Form (MS Word/PDF)
DUE beginning of class

ApEx Set 1a, continued

(*HOMEWORK PAGE REQUIRED* - use optional homework worksheet if helpful: PDF | MS Word)

LOCATE examples from these primary sources (use Reading Guide 1a to get oriented) to address the Scenario Homework:

C. Bhagavad Gita 1-2.20, 11 (RDR, 37-44) [also ON RESERVE]

VIEW the following images to inform your reading of the above sources:

Wed, Oct 2

End-of-Unit Challenge 1a

  • 10 multiple choice questions
  • culminating team activity

 

REVIEW & STUDY TERMS & EXCERPTS from Reading Guide 1a in these primary sources for End-of-Unit Challenge 1a:

STUDY TERMS marked with asterisks (*) in Reading Guide 1a using these **ONLINE** EB overviews (click links below to access) for End-of-Unit Challenge 1a:

WARNING: make sure that you use these links to access EB; going through the library's database page may lead to different material, which will likely confuse you when preparing for TRA.

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