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The Cup

Two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery in exile in India. Its serene atmosphere is disrupted by soccer fever, the chief instigator being a young student, the soccer enthusiast Orgyen. Determined to see the finals of the World Cup, he sets out to organize the rental of a TV set for the monastery. The enterprise becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness, and friendship for the students and monks.

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Curriculum Guide

Lesson 1: On the Roof of the World (Social Studies)
Lesson 2: Introduction to Buddhism (Social Studies)
Lesson 3: Viewing The Cup (Media Literacy)
Lesson 4: Orygen Comes of Age (Language Arts)
Lesson 5: Daily Life in Tibet (Film-Specific Cross-Cultural Understanding)
Lesson 6: Learning about Culture and Greetings (General Cross-Cultural Understanding)
Lesson 7: A World of Refugees (Social Studies, Current Events)
Lesson 8: The Politics of Production (Media Literacy)
Lesson 9: Energy Sources and Resources (Science)
Lesson 10: The Value of Money (Mathematics)
Lesson 11: The Art of the Mandala (Visual Arts)

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