Hindi, samosas, Bollywood, carnatic music, rangoli artwork, saris, yoga- only a few of the pieces of India that we will explore throughout this course. Students will have a chance to create Indian artwork, tie saris and lungis Indian clothing, prepare Indian chaat appetizers, make garlands for Indian weddings, and more. Guests will perform tabla drums, sing carnatic music, and instruct Indian yoga. Students will reinforce learning via these hands on activities and homework. The final class will consist of a private performance from UT Nritya Sangam, a national award-winning classical Indian dance team, their interactive beginner dance workshop, and delicious Indian food for students and family.
For each class, students with IDDs may be dropped off at the UT Littlefield Café to socialize for 30 minutes with each other and the screened volunteer students from UT. Students will then participate in an interactive discussion about the topic for the day in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) building across from the café. Here they can follow along with handouts of class slides and bring in their homework to discuss with their peers. Lastly, students will complete simple but fun projects. Families can pick up their student by the café at the end of each class. Occasional student absences are acceptable due to vacations and illnesses.
Please address all questions, including requesting information about available scholarships, to program coordinator Jon Pierce.