To understand the extent to which the Hindu religion has influenced ways of living in India.
1 class period
Students begin this activity by reading a story about Hinduism. Afterwards, the class is divided into five teams that compete against each other in a fun and unique game which reviews the story.
When a question is asked, the first person to raise their hand is called on. If their answer is correct, all class members print the name or term along the top row of spaces for the team giving the right answer. For example, if the answer was “caste,” spaces 1 through 5 would be filled with one letter each. You can see how the game forms look in the third thumbnail/preview image.
The team that fills its 54 spaces first wins the game. If no team can do this by the end of the period, then the team with the most spaces filled wins the game.
To help students answer questions during the game, they can look back at the pages that describe the Hindu religion.
Complete game rules are provided on the lesson pages.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.