Workshop for Teachers: Ganesha and the Odyssey Online: South Asia Website
Workshop for Teachers: Ganesha and the Odyssey Online: South Asia Website,
On September 17, in many parts of India, a ten-day festival known as Ganesha Chaturthi begins—a celebration of one of the most beloved Hindu deities, Ganesha, the “Lord of New Beginnings” and the “Remover of Obstacles.”
Joyce Flueckiger, professor in Emory’s Department of Religion, explores the narratives related to the elephant-headed god, forms of worship practiced in India and here in Atlanta, and the museum’s new Odyssey Online: South Asia website, which provides teachers an engaging way to introduce their students to Ganesha though interactive exploration and video. Teachers will also learn how to make traditional clay and leaf images of Ganesha that are easily adapted for the classroom.
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 5 – 7pm
Venue: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Tate Room, Plaza Level, Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
Fee: $8 for Carlos Museum members; $12 for non-members.
Registration is required by contacting Julie Green at 404-727-2363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.