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        Protecting Cultural Heritage After the Nepal Quake by Taylor Weidman | Photo Essay | Global Oneness Project

        Earthquakes and other natural disasters can destroy valuable cultural artifacts, but local and global efforts can protect and restore relics for future generations.

        Students view a photo essay, "Protecting Cultural Heritage After the Nepal Quake", by photographer Taylor Weidman, taken after the earthquake which struck Nepa in April of 2015. The photo essay shows the damage to world heritage sites as well as religious artwork from the ancient temples.

        In this lesson, students explore the cultural artifacts in Nepal and discuss ways in which artifacts are used in their daily lives. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

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        Protecting Cultural Heritage After the Nepal Quake by Taylor Weidman | Global Oneness Project

        Students explore a photo essay by Taylor Weidman which captures Kathmandu in the days after the earthquake on April 25, 2015. In the accompanying lesson plan, students to explore the cultural artifacts of Nepal and discuss ways in which artifacts are used in their daily lives.

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        Nepali Soldiers Clear Rubble From Durbar Square | Global Oneness Project

        Nepali soldiers and police clear rubble from Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on April 30, 2015.

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        Rubble is Cleared Away | Global Oneness Project

        A Nepali soldier watches rubble being cleared from Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 1, 2015.

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        Soldiers Stand Guard in the Ruins of Durbar Square | Global Oneness Project

        Soldiers stand guard in the ruins of Durbar square as tourists stand atop a devastated temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 1, 2015.

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        Bricks Collected From Temple Ruins | Global Oneness Project

        A Nepali man walks past bricks collected from the ruins of a temple in Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 1, 2015.

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        A Hindu Statue Stands Amidst Temple Ruins | Global Oneness Project

        A Hindu statue stands amidst the ruins of a temple in Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 1, 2015.

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        A Nepali Man Surveys a Landscape of Ruins | Global Oneness Project

        A Nepali man stands atop the ruins of a temple to survey the ruins in Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 1, 2015.

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        Locals and Tourists Walk Through Durbar Square | Global Oneness Project

        Locals and tourists walk through the ruins of Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 2, 2015.

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        Soldiers Work to Remove a Stone Lion From the Rubble | Global Oneness Project

        Nepali soldiers work to remove a stone lion from the rubble of a temple in Durbar Square in Patan, Nepal, on May 2, 2015.

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        Soldiers Rub a Statue For Good Luck | Global Oneness Project

        Soldiers rub a statue for good luck after pulling it from the rubble of a temple in Durbar Square in Patan, Nepal, on May 2, 2015.

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        A Nepali Soldier Carries an Intricately Carved Decoration | Global Oneness Project

        A Nepali soldier carries an intricately carved decoration from the rubble of a temple in Durbar Square to a secure location in Patan, Nepal, on May 2, 2015.

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        A Soldier Carries an Artifact to a Secure Area | Global Oneness Project

        A soldier carries an intricate carved piece of wood salvaged from the ruins of a temple into a secure area in Patan, Nepal, on May 2, 2015.

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        Rescue Teams Work to Clear Rubble | Global Oneness Project

        Rescue teams work to clear rubble in Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on May 2, 2015.

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        A Young Nepali Boy Sits Atop a Carved Statue Wathcing Rescue Teams | Global Oneness Project

        A young Nepali boy sits atop a carved statue and watches rescue teams clear rubble in Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on May 2, 2015.

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        A Salvaged Stone Statue | Global Oneness Project

        Stone statues salvaged from the ruins of a temple are set in a secure area in Patan, Nepal, on May 2, 2015.

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        Stone Statues Set Aside To Be Inventoried | Global Oneness Project

        Stone statues are set aside to be inventoried as rubble is cleared from a temple in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        Nepali Soldiers Remove A Statue Of The God Narayan Atop Garud | Global Oneness Project

        Nepali soldiers remove a statue of the God Narayan atop Garud from the rubble of a temple in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        Nepali Soldiers Pass Rubble to Clear Away Temple Ruins | Global Oneness Project

        Nepali soldiers clear rubble from the ruins of a temple in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        The Beginning of Repairs to the Roof of the Patan Museum | Global Oneness Project

        Nepali workers begin repairs on the roof of the Patan Museum in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        Intricately Carved Religious Art Is Piled In A Secure Location | Global Oneness Project

        Intricately carved religious art is piled in a secure location in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        Carvings And Other Artwork Are Stored in a Secure Location | Global Oneness Project

        Carvings and other artwork from destroyed temples in Durbar Square are stored in a secure location in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        Artwork is Stored Securely in Patan | Global Oneness Project

        Carvings and other artwork from destroyed temples are stored in a secure location in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        Intricately Carved Religious Art is Piled in a Secure Location in Patan, Nepal | Global Oneness Project

        Intricately carved religious art is piled in a secure location in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        Religious Art and Relics are Stored Securely | Global Oneness Project

        Religious art and relics are kept in a secure location in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        Nina Kumar Rajbanshi is in Charge of Overseeing the Preservation Work in Lalitpur | Global Oneness Project

        Nina Kumar Rajbanshi, who is in charge of overseeing the preservation work in Lalitpur, gazes at the damage to the historic buildings in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        Two Large Crushed Bells are Stored Securely | Global Oneness Project

        Two large crushed bells are kept in a secure location in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        A Soldier Guards a Stockpile of Important Religious Artwork | Global Oneness Project

        A soldier guards a stockpile of important religious artwork which has been removed from ruined temples in Durbar square and stored in a secure location in Patan, Nepal, on May 4, 2015.

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        A Soldier Stands Guard in Front of a Devastated Temple in Durbar Square | Global Oneness Project

        A soldier stands guard in front of a devastated temple in Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 5, 2015.

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