This PowerPoint is used to introduce students to the basic beliefs of Hinduism, including Brahman, Multiple Gods, Dharma, Karma and Samsara. Students participate by taking notes, creating a symbol for each belief and process activity through designing a mandala incorporating the basic beliefs of Hinduism.
Lecture should take about 1.5 hours, depending upon student questions. An additional period can be spent working on the mandalas, or assignment can be done at home. Activity is independent of textbooks, and can be done within Ancient India unit. Best for 8th, 9th or 10th grades.