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Sixth graders explore Hinduism. In this world religions lesson, 6th graders listen to a lecture about the attributes of the religion and then listen to and perform parts of The Remayana. Students also complete a map activity based on the religion.
Students examine the Hindu caste system. In this religious studies instructional activity, students participate in a classroom simulation where they represent the castes of Hinduism and take part in a rebirth ceremony. 
Fourth graders create Venn diagrams showing the differences and similarities between the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Engage historians in world religions through personal stories. This activity has groups analyzing two personal accounts to determine who practices Hinduism and who Buddhism. Four roles are indicated: reader, writer, presenter, and organizer. However, they are not explained, which is fine if your class is used to this strategy. Groups analyze information and create a Venn Diagram comparing the two faiths. Consider synthesizing with a large Venn Diagram including all group responses.
For this beliefs of Hinduism study guide worksheet, young scholars read a brief overview pertaining to religion and then respond to a reflection question.
For this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding Hinduism. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Seventh graders work in pairs to research the major religions of Asia including Hinduism and Buddhism. They prepare a PowerPoint presentation for the class to present their findings.
Students investigate one of the largest religious structures in the world, Angkor Wat, a temple in Cambodia. The temple's place in Southeast Asian history, its history and the migration of ideas of both Hinduism and Buddhism is examined in this lesson.
Your 7th graders will have no problem understanding the similarities and difference in the tenets of the world's 5 major religions. This PowerPoint covers the history, major players, and philosophy of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, and Hinduism, then engages students in an interactive Jeopardy style game based on what they had just learned. Tip: The game could be used with this PowerPoint, after a reading or discussion, or prior to an exam.
Sixth graders compare and contrast Hinduism and Buddhism. In this ancient India instructional activity, 6th graders use Inspiration software to create graphic organizers that show the similarities and differences between Hinduism and Buddhism.
Sixth graders compare and contrast the world religions. In this cultural practices lesson, 6th graders locate places in the world where Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam are practiced. 
Students write a persuasive essay explaining how religion and/or spirituality serves as both a guide and a source of conflict for both an individual and their culture. They develop a definition for the terms spiritual and religious through a class discussion. Students research Hinduism to compare and contrast with their definitions of spiritual and religious. Student read Nectar In A Sieve for examples of Hinduism in the daily lives of the characters and Indian culture as a whole.
Students read" the meaning of the Nataraj, explore the various aspects of Hinduism that the Nataraj symbolizes; examine the importance of the samsara, moksha, and consider the Nataraj one of the finest works of art anywhere in the world.
Sixth graders explore major religions in ancient India. They compare polytheism, monotheism, and reincarnation. Using the internet, 6th graders research information to compare Hinduism and Buddhism. They create, using Inspiration software, a graphic organizer detailing their facts.
Sixth graders explore religions of the world, In this ancient civilizations lesson plan, 6th graders create a Venn diagram or other graphic organizer that shows the origins, customs, writings, and beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Students then compose a paragraph showing comparisons and contrasts choosing 2 of the religions.
In this Hinduism worksheet, students fill in twenty-four blanks with words from the word box at the bottom of the worksheet to complete "The Story of Rama and Sita."
Young scholars compare and contrast beliefs of the Hindu and Buddhist religions.
This presentation offers three tasks to assist students in better understanding the similarities and differences between Hinduism and Buddhism. They answer a multiple choice question, write a paragraph explaining Buddhist rejection of the caste system, and complete a Venn diagram. This appears to be a review tool for use prior to an exam or after a completed unit.
In this Hinduism learning exercise, students, after reading "The Story of Rama and Sita," match six main characters with their descriptions. Students choose two characters from the story and fill in the two boxes with words and phrases that describe each one.
How do different religions offer explanations for what happens when we die? Invite your learners to consider the variance and complexity of religious beliefs, and to research and compare/contrast the concept of death and afterlife according to five major world religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism. Tip: Queue the video clips to skip over beginning ads.

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