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Not by Bread Alone

Cuesheet: Not by Bread Alone
What is it like to live in a world of darkness and silence? Find out as the actors of this Israeli theater troupe share their memories, dreams, and joyful moments…while baking bread!
Theater, World Cultures

Russian Church

Lesson: Exploring Russian Folktales
Students are introduced to the genre of folktales and engage in a study of several Russian folktales. They are asked to read the tales aloud, and then to fill in a chart about each one.
Folklore, World Cultures

Drawing of a Monster

Lesson: Monsters
This lesson is intended to have students investigate the idea of "monsters" in society.
Controversial, World Cultures

Quote by Joseph Campbell

Lesson: Multi-Media Hero Analysis
In a world with few real heroes, students will recognize the positive character traits of heroes as depicted in music, art and literature.
Folklore, World Cultures

Reginald Policard

Video: Reginald Policard: Jazz & Kompa
The Millennium Stage joins the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in its celebration of Haiti and the 200th anniversary of the Haitian Revolution, with Reginald Policard and Friends performing jazz and konpa music.
Music, World Cultures

Felina Backer

Video: Felina Backer
Whether she is bringing joy to audiences through her vocal prowess or assisting a student on their path to a successful future, Felina Backer is a true inspiration to everyone she encounters. Felina uses her talent and spirit to transcend negativity and serve as a driving force throughout the United States, Canada, and Haiti.
Music, World Cultures

tabou combo

Video Series: Tabou Combo: Haitian Kompa
"Rhythm is the essence of Tabou Combo," says Tabou Combo's co-founder Herman Nau. The infectious rhythm of Haiti's national dance music, Konpa (con-pah), has propelled the country's preeminent dance band around the world. By the time Tabou Combo's 12 members left Haiti and relocated to New York City in 1971, they had already established themselves as Haiti's number one group and Ambassadors of Konpa. Tabou Combo now has worldwide fans and followers from Europe, Asia, South America, throughout the Caribbean, and in North America. It is easy to understand why Tabou Combo's relentless and high-energy style of Konpa knows no language barrier.
Music, World Cultures

arts challenge

Everyday Arts Challenge: Casting Call
You’re starring in a movie as a French chef. Get into character by describing what’s in your refrigerator. Remember your accent!
Movies & Movie Stars, Theater, World Cultures, Europe

The Taj Mahal

Article: Traveling Abroad: Our Family's Trip to India
Experience one family's trip to India, and learn a few tips for the next time your family travels to an exotic land
India, Family, Language, World Cultures

Compagnie Käfig Working Rehearsal

Cuesheet: Compagnie Käfig Working Rehearsal
See how the all-male Brazilian cast of French dance company, Compagnie Käfig, blends a variety of movement styles, including hip-hop, martial arts, and contemporary dance.
Backstage, Dance, Latin America, World Cultures

Teatret Gruppe 38's Hans Christian, You Must Be an Angel

Cuesheet: Teatret Gruppe 38's Hans Christian, You Must Be an Angel
Stories about the ugly duckling, the little mermaid, and the nightingale all came from the imagination of one writer, Hans Christian Andersen. And you’re invited to a theatrical dinner party for him
Folklore, World Cultures, Theater

Teatret Gruppe 38's A Sonatina

Cuesheet: Teatret Gruppe 38's A Sonatina
See how everyday items transform through the magic of live performance to help tell the tale of the little girl and the big bad wolf.
World Cultures, Theater, Folklore, Comedy

Ragamala

Article: Ragamala Dance
Learn about traditional Indian Bharatanatyam dance from the Ragamala Dance company
India, Dance, Music, World Cultures

Kids and Culture

Tipsheet: Beyond Food & Fiestas
Practical ideas for creating authentic cultural experiences for your students
Folklore, Language, Music, World Cultures

Indian Musician

Article: Rhythm and Raga
Learn how to incorporate and teach Indian music in your classroom
India, Musical Instruments, Music, World Cultures

Broom Bristles

Lesson: Searching For Cinderella
There are more than 300 versions and variations of the tale known as "Cinderella."
Folklore, Literature, World Cultures

Christoper Columbus

Lesson: Explorers’ Experience
Students will learn about world explorers by researching facts and information relating to the routes traveled. They will discuss what motivates people to want to discover and explore new places.
Innovators & Pioneers, Geography, Folklore, World Cultures

Mali Mask

Lesson: Sundiata, Mali’s Lion King
This lesson introduces the legendary Malian king Sundiata Keita, known as the Lion King of Mali, by using elements of traditional Malian festivals.
Africa, Folklore, World Cultures

Martha Graham's Errand into the Maze

Lesson: Interpreting Mythology Through Dance
In this lesson, students learn about Ancient Egyptian rituals and attitudes about death and the afterlife.
Greece, Literature, Dance, World Cultures

Inspired by Muses

Lesson: Inspired by Muses, Graces and Fates
Muses of ancient Greece inspired poets, playwrights, dancers, actors, musicians, and scientists. Graces added life to a party and the Fates determined a life’s destiny.
Greece, History, Theater, World Cultures

Painting of Nureyev by Jamie Wyeth

Lesson: Nureyev: Bringer of Light
This lesson focuses on the alignment of Nureyev’s artistic endeavors and achievements in the dance world of the West.
Choreographers, Dance Legends, Ballet, World Cultures

Painting of Nureyev by Jamie Wyeth

Lesson: Nureyev: The Unconquerable Will
This lesson provides an overview of how creative expression developed in the West, particularly in the development of dance.
Choreographers, Dance Legends, Ballet, World Cultures

Painting of Nureyev by Jamie Wyeth

Lesson: Nureyev: After Petipa
Nureyev’s early life and work were affected by changing social, political, and cultural forces in Russia. His artistic genius was influenced by the work of Marius Petipa.
Dance Legends, Ballet, World Cultures, Choreographers

Pancho Villa

Lesson: Corridos About the Mexican Revolution
In this lesson, students will be introduced to causes of the Mexican Revolution and key revolutionary figures.
World Cultures, Music, Folklore

Earth and Sun

Lesson: Cultural Creation Myths
Students will explore different cultures' supernatural explanations for human existence in several societies.
Folklore, Geography, Native America, World Cultures

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