Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Armenia--Social life and customs
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God Given: Cultural Treasures of Armenia - Teacher's Guide
by Susan Eleutario
Teacher's guide for "God Given : Cultural Treasures of Armenia," a documentary featuring the metal repoussť artistry and life experiences of Norik Astvatsaturov, formerly of Azerbaijan and currently living in North Dakota. The curriculum materials provide an opportunity for students to examine issues related to the geography, history, and culture of Armenia, as well as ethnic conflict, the plight of refugees, and the experience of being an immigrant in the United States. The video is approximately 10 minutes long and is available on the website. Lesson plans in the teacher's guide (16 p. PDF) have benchmarks and standards for grades 9-12 for the Visual Arts, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
|Grade Level: 9-12
||Curriculum: Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Art and Culture; Geography
|Resource Type: Video recordings; Lesson plans
|Subjects: Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration and immigration; Refugees; Decoration and ornament; North Dakota--Social life and customs; Armenia--Social life and customs; Material culture; Armenian Americans; Art; Artisans; Decorative arts; Metal-work; History; Geography
Geographic locations: North Dakota; Armenia
North Dakota Council on the Arts
1600 E. Century Avenue, #6
Bismarck ND 58503-0649