Topic:

Hinduism

LT focus:

  • 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

Introduction

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.

Development

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-

Brahma- creator

Vishnu- preserver

Shiva – destroyer

Today we are going to delve further into Hinduism and study it

Plenary

Ask the children to access

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/hinduism.html

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
  • Founder
  • 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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