This complete lesson is packed with interactive games and activities helping students understand Hinduism in India. Students take brief notes and examine images on a PowerPoint, analyze primary source excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads to understand Hindu beliefs, and play the traditional Indian game Snakes and Ladders to find Hindu parallels. They watch a video clip from a Hindu reverend, learn about the caste system and sati, and discuss a news story about yoga in schools.
A detailed lesson plan is included (see preview), and all necessary handouts. Provides ideal preparation for the Regents or AP exams! Students have so much fun in this lesson, they don't even realize they're learning!
An ideal follow-up to my complete lesson plan with fun debate activity exploring the mystery behind why the IRV Civilization disappeared, "Aryan Invasion or Migration? Disappearance of the Indus River Valley Civilization"
Leads nicely into a poignant lesson on "The Caste System in India"
or an engaging lesson on "Buddhism in India: Origins and Beliefs"
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