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Understanding Karma, Dharma and Samsara
Students understand the Indian concepts of dharma, karma and samsara, see how violating one's dharma might lead to becoming an out-caste, and appreciate how these concepts undergird Indian life
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Introduction to World Religions - Hinduism
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...
6th Social Studies & History
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Buddha and Ashoka
For such a complex and lengthy topic, Mr. Green does a great job of introducing and/or quickly summarizing the major tenets of Indian cultural and religious history, as well as the origins of Buddhism. Topics covered in this episode...
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Morality "Tails" East and West: European Fables and Buddhist Jataka Tales
Have your class explore Buddhist Jataka Tales to compare and contrast them to European fables. After defining fables, Jataka tales, and the elements of each, learners identify themes and patterns for both types of narratives and the...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts