Unit 5, Ancient India, Lesson 3: Basics of Hindusim

Note:  TTW= The Teacher Will; TSW= The Students Will; GCR= Google Classroom 

I.  Standard(s):  6.28: Describe the origins and central features of Hinduism: • Key Person(s): origins in Aryan traditions • Sacred Texts: The Vedas • Basic Beliefs: dharma, karma, reincarnation, and moksha

     A.  Clear Target:  I can describe the origins and central features of Hinduism: • Key Person(s): origins in Aryan traditions • Sacred Texts: The Vedas • Basic Beliefs: dharma, karma, reincarnation, and moksha

     B.  Set: TTW tell some jokes, or ask some riddles to the students in order to get their brains ready for learning.

     C.  Bell Ringer:  Where did civilization start in India.  What was the first civilization called?  What are some important or unique things that they did in building their civilization.

            1TTW review the clear target with the students ensuring understanding of the new terms (if any) and then lead a discussion on the bell ringer to ensure that the students understand the information in the lesson from the class prior.

               a.  Review:  After the class has answered the question to the best of their ability, and the discussion is complete, TTW assess if there needs to be a review of the previous day’s lesson.  If a review is needed, TTW have the students get out their notes and will review the material with them.

               b.  If no review is needed TTW have the students get ready for today’s lesson.

     D.  Presentation of New Material: TSW open the video and compete their guided notes and the pages of the packet that relate to lesson.  Here is the link to the video: The Basics of Hindusim

          1.  Checks For Understanding (CFU):

          2.  Video in Video N/A

          3.  Simulation:  N/A

     E.  Guided Practice: TTW demonstrate for the students how to: Find and open the document; use the document; turn in the document when completed.  TTW have a student share their screen and demonstrate all of the steps.  TTW assist, and have the class assist the student demonstrator with answering the first question as needed.  TTW also explain any activities in section F and get the students started on it by beginning the activity with them.

    F.  Independent Practice (The assignments are due the next school day): 

1. TSW complete their guided notes

2. Complete the activities in the packet.

3. TSW Complete the Aryan Migration and Hinduism DBQ

    G.  Closure: Discuss the clear target and how it relates to the previous lesson. If time permits discuss the video from today’s lesson.

     H.  Assessment:  TSW come up with: Written code of moral laws; focused on self worth and responsibility; Has been the basis for the laws of many civilizations since.

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