These digital culture kit materials were developed by Gordon Hensley. Wayang is the Indonesian word for puppet, and in Indonesia is used to describe theater both with and without puppets but is most often used as shorthand for wayang kulit (Javanese shadow puppet theater). This digital culture kit includes research on Wayang Kulit Puppetry, a template of shadow puppet characters, a collection of images of wayang kulit puppetry of Indonesia, a script of the Ramayana in both Indonesian and English, and a wayang kulit demonstration slideshow.
Created by Vanessa Van Valin, Music teacher at Mountain View Elementary School in Ashe County, North Carolina
This lesson incorporates history and cultural traditions of Indonesia, and the communal nature of Indonesian music. It introduces a simple song to be played on a set of angklung instruments. Target grade and subject: 6th grade music.
Created by Jennifer Anderson, WD Williams and Pisgah Elementary School, Asheville, NC
This lesson presents a traditional song and game of Java, Indonesia. The themes are learning when to lead and to be lead, being able to adjust, and life is a circle, there will be our turn. Target grade level 2-5+
Created by Kara Janes, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
This lesson provides an introduction to ensemble work using the cultural traditions of Indonesia as a method of learning to focus on the scene partner. Grade Level: 9-12, Beginning Theatre Arts.
Created by Chris Watson, Green Valley School, Boone, NC
This lesson will teach a song using the Indonesian language. Students will sing the song accurately, with the correct pitch, and compare/contrast Indonesian and American culture.