The purpose of this activity is for students to review some of the jobs and other basic information concerning the castes and the Untouchables of ancient India. The top part of the candy corn is the name of the social level, the middle portion lists some common jobs of people at that level, and the bottom part of the candy corn includes some additional information about that social level. Students assemble the candy corns so all of the information is about one social level.
Students can complete a review set on their own or with a group. One set includes five candy corns: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Sudras, and Untouchables. (I realize spellings and information vary depending on the resources used. The spellings and information I used for this activity are common and coordinate with our state’s standards as well as with an internet reading that I use during instruction time.)
There is some preparation for the activity. You or your students will need to cut out as many sets of the candy corns as you need for your class. Candy corns need to be cut on the outside border and neatly between colors.
The resource includes 14 pages:
*5 pages that make up 4 sets after the candy corns are cut out
*2 pages that make up one review set after the candy corns are cut out
*suggestions for making the activity self-checking
*an answer key.
I hope your students enjoy this activity as much as mine did! Since we don't have much time to engage in activities about the holidays, it helps retain interest to incorporate holidays or seasons as we learn and review the required content. Some of my students loved taking this fall-themed review home to study!