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Teacher Resources from the Denver Art Museum

Explore the Denver Art Museum’s comprehensive collection of lesson plans and resources for educators. Lessons range from 30 to 50 minutes, and are based on objects from the Denver Museum’s Japanese collection. Resources available for all ages and learning levels.

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Got Head for Compassion?

This lesson focuses on the story of the Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva of Compassion and the definition of “compassion.” Students will work with visual images and tools to enhance oral and listening skills, while building upon kindness in peer relationships and with others around them

Students will be able to:

use listening and oral skills;
make connections to the world around them; and
work with classmates to complete a visual diagram about the Bodhisattva.

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A Map of Compassion

Students will critically examine and discuss the image of the Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva of Compassion. They will then discuss and view examples of mind maps. In small groups students will create an original mind map to organize their thoughts and ideas around the concept of compassion.

Students will be able to:

describe and analyze what they see in the Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva of Compassion;
discuss symbolic and actual demonstrations of compassion; and
collaborate in groups to design and create a mind map as a graphical representation of compassion.

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Find out more about TeachJapan.
Lead funding for the Asian Art Museum’s TeachJapan is generously provided by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Additional support is provided by Susan and Kevin McCabe.

Teach Japan was created in collaboration with the following arts organizations: