Jainism Teacher Resources
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India 1500 BCE-600 BC and Southeast Asia 50-1025 CE
This is one of those well-done resources that a high school social studies or history teacher can't be without. This PowerPoint covers both ancient Indian and Chinese history and civilization beginning in the year 1500 BCE. The caste system, geography, Gupta Empire Malay people and the Srivijayan Kingdom are all covered.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Comparative Religions Research Assignment
While the focus of this project is on comparing world religions, the guidelines of the resource could easily be utilized for a number of projects involving group work, presentation, and research. Groups must construct a PowerPoint presentation and script on a chosen religion, cover the seven dimensions of religion (experiential, mythic, ritual, etc.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ahimsa in the Real World: Truth, Love, and Nonviolence
Second graders create an abstract painting that conveys feelings of nonviolence. In this visual arts lesson plan, 2nd graders read "The First Step of Jainism" and discuss honesty, watch a digital story, discuss feelings after watching the story, paint an abstract painting that represents their idea of nonviolence, and write to describe their art.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
AP Human Geography Comparative World Religions Project
The guidelines and graphic organizer of this resource are great tools for beginning a comparative religions project with your class! After completing an information sheet comparing six major world religions (Judaism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam), learners must then discuss the cultural diffusion of two of the religions in a brief essay.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 7/7
Part seven concludes this series on the Golden Age of India. Agriculture, Tamil cultural and social traditions, and pilgrimage are discussed in this clip. Uncover the fascinating world of India during the Middle Ages and life for women with your class.
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Applying Ahimsa to Traditional Stories
Investigate the life of Mahatma Gandhi by researching non-violent lifestyles. Learners define the word ahimsa and discuss the personal characteristics that made Gandhi a peaceful warrior. They also create a poster about the story "The Little Red Hen" as an example of a story with a moral.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Students explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover the Sudiata's Legacy and examine the five pillars of Islam.
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
New Review Early Asian Art
Designed specifically for AP Art History and Humanities classes, the images in this presentation are arranged by date and by geographic area. Although no script is provided, information on Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Confucianism, Daoism, and the Shinto religion is also included in the 109-slide presentation.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, 2009
Get your geographers thinking with this global history and geography standardized practice test. Class members respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Gandhi's "Good Life": The Spiritual Dimension
Students investigate awareness and spiritual transformation by researching the life of Gandhi. In this philosophy lesson, students discuss living in an aware state by practicing yoga, eating vegetarian, and becoming immersed in poetry. Students practice some of these methods in order to become more spiritually aware.
2nd - 12th Health
Art to Zoo: India-Where Remarkable Differences Are Ordinary
Students "visit" India to learn about its culture and the lives of children in India. In this India lesson, students conduct research and report on the lives of Indian children in the form of a mock interview between a journalist and an Indian child.
4th - 9th Social Studies & History
World Religion Word Search
Although this world religion word search offers little academic value, it includes several lesser-known belief systems (including Rastafarianism, Zoroastrianism, and Baha'i), some of which are difficult for learners to spell. In that sense, this word search exposes learners to difficult words and practice with spelling.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
The Art of Nonviolence: Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Concepts of Nonviolence in Indian Art
Students make connections between nonviolent ideals and art. In this visual arts lesson, students discuss the successes of the American Civil Rights Movement and discuss Gandhi's influence on the movement. Students then examine images of the Buddha and Jina and discuss how they convey the message of nonviolence.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Aahimsa in the Real World: Identifying Ahimsa
Second graders become familiar with the use of the newspaper and how it educates people. In this ahimsa lesson, 2nd graders recognize the importance of Gandhi and his beliefs. Students read articles and answer questions about ahimsa.
2nd English Language Arts