Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hinduism: Odds & Ends


 Today's Learning Objectives  (1.) Explain the major beliefs and practice of the religion of Hinduism. (2.) Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details. 


Publish Caste System Persuasive Letters  Today we are publishing our End Caste System Discrimination - Persuasive Letter to our Social Studies blogs on Kidblog (4th period is here; 6th period is here). After you log in, click 'New Post'. Give your post a title (e.g., End Caste System Discrimination Letter). Copy and paste your paragraph from your Google Doc into the text box below your title. When you're ready, click 'Publish.' I will be grading your published letters for a Social Studies assessment grade soon. 

Assessment: Hinduism Quiz  Today you will be taking a short quiz to demonstrate some of what you have learned so far about the religion of Hinduism. The quiz consists of five multiple choice questions and one short answer paragraph. You can find it here.

Determining the Central Idea of the Hinduism Unit  Over the course of the last several weeks as we have studied Hinduism, you have utilized the document Hinduism Study Guide (A Central Idea and Its Parts). You have taken notes on the parts, the details, and the various elements of Hinduism, while the leaving the 'Central Idea' section blank. What I want you to do today is to review your notes about the various elements of Hinduism in order to determine what is the larger, more central idea about Hinduism they work together to convey. Write a central idea statement about the religion of Hinduism based on the notes you have taken.