Tell the students what the Miriam’s Vision resource and this module are about, share the title, key message, objectives etc.
Introduce the theme, Different Backgrounds, Common Ground. What could this mean in relation to Dance and in wider contexts?
Explain that the module starts by setting the context with some video and a presentation.
Show Miriam’s Story video package Parts 1 to 4.
Allow more or less time for this activity depending on how much discussion is appropriate for your group before, between and / or after each of the (approximately) two-minute sections:
How does Miriam’s Vision fit in? MV Resource 0 Info for Students.pdf is a single page summary of Miriam's Vision and its aims. Print and distribute a copy to each student. (The MHMT wants to help YOU to participate in creating a safer, more inclusive society so that events like 7/7 are less likely to recur. One way of doing this is to be aware that, despite local differences, we all have fundamental common needs that unite us.)
Explain that all parts of the world have their own traditional dance forms. We are going to explore the traditional dance form in the locality of the Miriam Hyman Children’s Eye Care Centre. (Do they remember where it is? Odisha, India.)
Show MV Dance Resource 1.1 Intro to Odissi PP.
Discuss slides as appropriate to your group. Points to bring out:
Class discussion: What did they find out? Was there anything particularly interesting or surprising?