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Wednesday May 28, 2014. Goal: Examine the life of the people in India . Reflection #1: India Livin’ Read about Rojo’s life in India on p. 562. Explain something you have in common with her life there, and something that is very different. Use specific examples to support yourself.

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Wednesday may 28 2014
Wednesday May 28, 2014

Goal: Examine the life of the people in India .

Reflection #1: India Livin’

Read about Rojo’s life in India on p. 562. Explain something you have in common with her life there, and something that is very different. Use specific examples to support yourself.

Homework: Finish What Does South & East Asia Look Like to You?


Ms wyatt spring 2014

Ms. Wyatt

Spring 2014

India


History independence
History & Independence

  • British colonized India

  • Nationalism, extreme pride in one’s country, grew in the late 1800s

  • Mohandas Gandhi used nonviolent resistance against British

    • Peacefully resisted by boycotting, or refusing to purchase, British cloth


Religion
Religion

  • Majority Hindu

  • Hindus believe in reincarnation

  • Society organized according to a caste system, a social hierarchy in which people are born into a group that has a distinct rank in society

  • Untouchables have fewer educational & economic opportunities

  • Other religions: Islam, Christianity, Sikhism,


Village life
Village Life

  • 7 /10 Indians live in villages & farm for a living

  • Mostly vegetarian b/c of religious & economic reasons

  • Many people are illiterate

  • Most families are large

    • Joint family system—where many members of an extended family live in a single household


Urbanization
Urbanization

  • Cities are overcrowded & poor, but offer more opportunities for work & education than rural areas

  • Mumbai, on the west coast, is the busiest port & financial center

  • Chennai & Kolkata are centers of commerce & shipping on the east coast

  • Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges, is the Hindus holiest city

    • Many hope to visit at least once in their lifetime to wash in the sacred Ganges River


Thursday may 29 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • In class: Finish India Notes

  • Reflection #2:The Holy Ganges

  • Read pg. 567 and answer #1 and #2



Economic improvements
Economic Improvements

  • Advances in technology

  • Growing middle class

  • Literacy rate increased

  • Improvements in health care, but many can’t afford even basic care


Festivals
Festivals

  • Diwali—”Festival of Lights” is the start of the Hindu New Year.

  • Holi—”Festival of Colors” celebrates the abundance of the spring harvest season & good over evil

    • People throw colored powder & water over each other






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