- Explore the common inks in any of a range of religious codes of conduct
- Attempt to locate the common values across the traditions
- Explore at class level how these values can benefit society
At the beginning of the lesson, access
https://youtu.be/pbppaMT7-5s (traditional Hindu music)
Display the Image of the Aum (the Hindu symbol for their religion)
Ask the children if they can identify the origin of the music, and possibly the religion/symbol to which it belongs.
On the board, present the word ‘BRAHMAN’
Explain that this is the name of the Hindu God.
However, the Hindus believe in the ‘Tri-Murta’ the Trinity of Gods. The God presents itself in different forms to different people.
Brahma- Vishnu- Shiva –
Ask the children to look up each of the above Gods and ask them to describe them.
Why do they look different? What do you think they represent?
Each God represents a different tenet-
Shiva – destroyer
Today we are going to delve further into Hinduism and study it
Ask the children to access
by linking it to their Google Classroom assignment page.
The children should work in 2s or 3s and discuss their findings.
As a group or individually they should create a Google Pages document to compare and contrast this religion to another religion that they have studied in the recent past.
- Under the headings:
- Place of Origin
- Sacred Texts
- Sacred Building
- Major Festivals
- Main Branches
- Major Beliefs
- Famous Sikhs
- Fun Facts
Then they can share this document to the rest of their group to complete at home if unfinished.
The children could share their findings to the class or present these at an assembly.
As an extension activity the children could make
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