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Transcript
Hinduism
Introduction to Hinduism
15 slides and lots of activities
Introduction to Hinduism
Starter:
 Do you know this symbol?
 How many things about it can you tell
your neighbour?
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Introduction to Hinduism
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Big picture:
Hinduism as a topic with titles like
 Gods and goddesses, beliefs, karma,
moksha, caste system, mahatma Ghandi
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Introduction to Hinduism
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Outcomes
All must learn key facts about Hinduism
and its origin.
 Most should understand why Hinduism
has many Gods and goddesses
 Some could identify cycles in life
resembling the cycle of creation
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Introduction to Hinduism
Keywords:
 Creator, preserver, destroyer, ignorance
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Discuss the keywords on your table.
Introduction to Hinduism
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Activity 1:
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How many gods of Hinduism do you know:
Find out in the classroom without moving from
your seat
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First one to get 10 valid names gets a merit
Introduction to Hinduism
Did you know
 In Hinduism, there is only one God called
Brahman. “It” ( He, and She) Takes many
forms.
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Introduction to Hinduism
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The Hindu God has 3 main forms:
Creator: Brahma
Preserver: Vishnu
Destroyer: Shiva
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Which of these roles in you opinion is the most
important to Brahman?
Raise 1 finger if you think creator
Raise 2 fingers if you think preserver
Raise 3 fingers if you think destroyer
Which image represents Brahma,
Vishnu and Shiva? Why?
Introduction to Hinduism
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How can someone who breaks things
work with someone who makes things?
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My little story about the eggs they broke
to bake the cake my dog ate.
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Write a full pragraph in rough into your
book
Introduction to Hinduism
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Swap books and discuss
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Now report back to teacher
Introduction to Hinduism
Hindus believe that they work together but
only each at a time like most things in life
 Birth
life
death
 Past
present future
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Can you think of anything else that works
in three?
Introduction to Hinduism
Day
 Small
A
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evening
medium
U
night
Large
M
(OHM)…remember the first symbol..
 Let us say it together!
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Introduction to Hinduism
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Some other facts about Hinduism:
Point to a number , remember 10 is for strongly
agree and 1 is for disagree completely:
Hinduism comes from Japan
India is in Africa
Hinduism has got Only One goddess
Ganesh is a god with an elephant head
Vishnu never had to come and preserve the earth
In Hinduism, each goddess has a corresponding God
In Hinduism things are like a cycle
Hinduism is the oldest religion ever
Ganesh_ Ganeji_ Ganesha
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Homework: Write two paragraphs about
Ganesh