Hinduism, Introducing Hinduism
This resource includes:
-- a pre-reading survey to assess how much students already know about Hinduism: this would be a great group/class activity but could be done individually as well. It could also be completed as a webquest but one advantage to doing it as a survey (without other sources to consult) is that students can go back later and fill in the correct answers once they have read the texts (a couple of the questions cannot be answered by reading the passages, so students could research the answers). Space has been provided on the right side of the page for jotting down their ideas before they fill in their final answers with information from their research.
-- a post-reading vocabulary page with eight words, four from the first passage and four from the second for students to define;
-- two reading passages covering the historical background of Hinduism. The texts are a great way to introduce students to the wider topic of this important world religion;
-- a page of questions (assessing comprehension as well as allowing students to express opinions while citing evidence) is included;
-- a full answer key is provided for all objective work.
Please have a look at my other World Religions resources:
Introducing a History of Christianity
World Religions Graphic Organizers and Activities
All of the resources may be purchased in a bundle for a discounted price:
World Religions Bundle of 6 Resources
Please also have a look at my free item - a great way to start your unit on World Religions!
World Religions Student Survey Free Resource
I also have a bundle of five student surveys which can be seen here:
World Religions Bundle of 5 Student Surveys Buddhism Christianity Hinduism Islam Judaism
Please note that this small bundle of surveys is not part of the larger bundle listed above.