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Thursday, April 24th. What do you personally believe about an “afterlife”?. Here is the plan…. Students will be introduced to the basic tenants of Hinduism. Students will understand the importance of the river Ganges to Hindus.

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Thursday april 24th

Thursday, April 24th

What do you personally believe about an “afterlife”?


Here is the plan
Here is the plan…

  • Students will be introduced to the basic tenants of Hinduism.

  • Students will understand the importance of the river Ganges to Hindus.

  • Students will compare the religion of Hindu to their own personal beliefs.


Compare contrast
Compare / Contrast

  • Compare your personal beliefs about religion with Hindu beliefs - are there any similarities? Or differences?


Class notes
Class Notes

  • Hinduism is the main religion of India. About 80% of India’s population is Hindu.

  • Since India is the 2nd most populous country in the world that is a lot of Hindu’s! (about 850 million).

  • Nepal also has a sizeable Hindu population.


Find the answer
Find the answer?

  • What does the word “pilgrimage” mean?

  • Where to / why do Hindus make this pilgrimage?

  • Connect – where else have we heard the term “pilgrimage”?



Answer
Answer

  • What does the word “pilgrimage” mean?

  • Where to / why do Hindus make this pilgrimage?

  • Connect – where else have we heard the term “pilgrimage”?


Basic facts
Basic Facts

  • Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions.

  • Resists easy definition (wide array of practices).

  • No single founder.

  • No single scripture.

  • No commonly agreed set of teachings.


Find the answer1
Find the answer?

  • Define Karma.

  • How does Karma impact Reincarnation?

  • What is the ultimate goal for ALL Hindus?



Answer1
Answer

  • Define Karma.

  • How does Karma impact Reincarnation?

  • What is the ultimate goal for ALL Hindus?


Class notes1
Class Notes

  • Hindus believe in Reincarnation.

  • Hindus believe in Karma.

  • Hindu beliefs about reincarnation and karma are tied to the caste system.


More info
More info…

  • Hinduism is generally considered by outsiders to be a polytheistic religion. However some Hindus may disagree with this assessment.

  • Hindus believe the Ganges River to be sacred.

  • Hindus believe that cows are sacred animals.


Find the answer2
Find the answer?

  • What does the word “pyre” mean?

  • Why do Hindus do this to the body?

  • What do the people believe will happen to the Hindu Holy man?



Answer2
ANSWER

  • What does the word “pyre” mean?

  • Why do Hindus do this to the body?

  • What do the people believe will happen to the Hindu Holy man?


Here is the plan1
Here is the plan…

  • Students will be introduced to the basic tenants of Hinduism.

  • Students will understand the importance of the river Ganges to Hindus.

  • Students will compare the religion of Hindu to their own personal beliefs.


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