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Friday, April 25th Class Discussion Question. Create a list (with short explanation) of the 5 “worst” jobs in modern American society. Pig Farmer. Here is the plan…. Students will understand the origins of the caste system.

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Friday april 25th class discussion question

Friday, April 25thClass Discussion Question

Create a list (with short explanation) of the 5 “worst” jobs in modern American society.


Pig farmer

Pig Farmer


Here is the plan

Here is the plan…

  • Students will understand the origins of the caste system.

  • Students will relate the caste system to the Hindu principles of karma, re-incarnation, and dharma.

  • Students will brainstorm a list of other examples of systemized discrimination.


Historical theory

Historical theory

  • The Aryans were warlike people who conquered much of India’s Northern Plain @ 1500 B.C.

  • The Aryans placed great value on cattle. Cattle was given to warriors who were successful in battle.

  • The Aryans divided people into 4 social classes called “varna”.


The caste system

The Caste System

  • Read “The Caste System” from page #526 (tan section) in your Red textbook.

  • What are the Main Points of the Caste System?


Highest caste

Highest caste

  • The highest caste are the Brahmins. Brahmins are often Hindu priests.


Untouchable

Untouchable

  • Estimates vary, but National Geographic estimates that 1 in 6 Indians are considered Untouchable.


Politically correct

Politically Correct

  • It is no longer correct to use the term “Untouchable”.

  • Mohandas Gandhi called these people the Harijan meaning “children of god”!


And now our feature presentation

And now our feature presentation…


Caste system

Caste System

  • The caste system is based in large part upon Aryan beliefs (developed over thousands of years). Aryan beliefs are thought to be the basis for Hinduism.

  • According to Hinduism, people suffer from pain and sorrow because they pursue false goals such as material riches.


Friday april 25th class discussion question

Caste

Karma

Reincarnation

Dharma


Caste system1

Caste System

  • The caste system has been officially outlawed in India since their independence in 1947.

  • People still experience some forms of discrimination based upon the caste system - most notably in rural areas.


Read today s impact

READ - Today’s Impact

Read the article from the New York Times on the caste system.

Create a list of points that make you think that the role of caste is diminishing.

Create a list of points that make you think that the role of caste is still influential.


Here is the plan1

Here is the plan…

  • Students will understand the origins of the caste system.

  • Students will relate the caste system to the Hindu principles of karma, re-incarnation, and dharma.

  • Students will brainstorm a list of other examples of systemized discrimination.


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