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Essential Questions How do people make sense of their world? Why do belief systems bring people together or pull them apart? Are the world’s belief systems more similar than different? What impact do belief systems have on society? How do belief systems shape the society and culture?

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belief systems a study in spiritual life and moral codes
Essential Questions

How do people make sense of their world?

Why do belief systems bring people together or pull them apart?

Are the world’s belief systems more similar than different?

What impact do belief systems have on society? How do belief systems shape the society and culture?

How do belief systems influence people’s ideas and in turn actions?

Belief systemsA study in spiritual life and moral codes

warm up
Warm-up

Journal:

  • What’s going on in this image?
  • What do you SEE that makes you say that?
  • What MORE can you find?
reincarnation and the caste system
Reincarnation and the Caste System
  • In small groups, read the worksheet and answer the questions:
    • What is the goal of life for Hindus?
    • What does reincarnation mean?
    • How does the way a person lives their life affect their next life?
    • How does the Hindu system of reincarnation affect the way that Hindus live their lives?
    • What is the highest caste? Lowest caste?
    • How can you change your caste?
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Reincarnation and the Caste System
  • Discuss:
    • How did the caste system develop?
    • Does the caste system make sense?
    • Is the caste system good for Indian society? Why or why not?
    • Can you change your caste? How?
    • Is that “fair”?
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Exit Ticket: Reincarnation and Caste

1. “Hindus believe that every human has” – what?

  • Atman
  • Moksha
  • Dharma
  • Karma

2. What word means “to become one with Brahman”?

  • Karma
  • Moksha
  • Reincarnation
  • Brahma

3. What is one way to earn good karma?

  • Working hard to be wealthy
  • Being mean to people who are mean to you
  • Not using violence
  • Not following your dharma

4. What is the highest caste?

  • Kshatryia (Warriors)
  • Viasya (Merchants)
  • Sudra (Commoners)
  • Brahmins (Priests)

5. How can you change your caste?

  • Studying hard in school in current life
  • Becoming wealthy in current life
  • Fulfilling religious obligations in current life
  • Praying every day
homework
Homework
  • Step 3: Exploratory Research
    • Due next class:
      • at least 2 more index card notes
  • Extra Credit:
    • Vocabulary Flashcards
    • Belief System’s Movie Review
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Warm-upStep 6: Revising my research question

What is your research question?

Remember that your research question must lead to a response(s) that is debatable. Formulating questions that begin with “why”, “how”, and “what” (depending on the scope) generally lead to better research papers.

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Step 7: Focused Research
  • Time for you to do your own research. Brainstorm 8-15 keywords to use to search for information to support your research question
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Reminder – Index Cards
  • Step 3: Exploratory Research
      • Example Index Card

*REMEMBER: At this point you shouldn’t just be randomly taking down notes, but taking notes on the information that will help you complete your understanding of the questions you developed.

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Homework
  • Step 7: Focused Research
    • Due next class:
      • at least 2 more index card notes
  • Extra Credit:
    • Vocabulary Flashcards
    • Belief System’s Movie Review
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