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Like Stars on Earth - Curriculum Guide

About this Package

This interdisciplinary curriculum guide for educators based on the film "Like Stars on Earth" includes 9 lesson plans that cover math, science, language arts, social studies, media literacy, visual arts and specialty areas. It is available in both print and electronic versions.

  1. Social Studies | The People and Land of India
  2. Media Literacy | The Elements of Film
  3. Language Arts (Visual Literacy) | Making Beauty Out of Nonsense
  4. Mathematics | Determining Your Grade
  5. Science | How the Brain Works
  6. Visual Arts | Color and Design Block-Printed Textiles
  7. Film-specific Cross-Cultural Understanding | Diwali-The Festival of Lights
  8. Music History | The Historical and Social Background of Bollywood
  9. Arts | A World of Music

Additional themes explored through the guide are:

  • Cultural geography and history of India
  • Bollywood - music and dance traditions in Indian film
  • Creating tension between characters
  • Dyslexia, brain function and individual expression
  • Diwali and Hinduism
  • Using percentages and probability for calculating grades
  • Traditional Indian music instruments and contemporary world music

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