Miriam’s Vision: A Response to the 2005 London Bombings is the Hyman family’s way of trying to help you to create a safer, more inclusive society in response to what happened to Miriam.
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 Art 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. 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.
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:
Explain that we are going to explore one craft in the locality of the Miriam Hyman Children’s Eye Care Centre. (Do they remember where it is? Odisha, India.)
Show MV Art Resource 1.1 Intro to Pipili Applique PP.
Discuss slides as appropriate to your group. Points to bring out:
Students can research different crafts that reflect their own background and / or environment. If your group contains students from different cultural backgrounds, they can find out about crafts from that culture. Depending on the time period of delivery of the module (over half a term / in an off-timetable one-day session) you may want to set this extension task for homework. Different crafts and their major features (materials, functions, forms) can be shared at the start of the next task.