Today we talked about Jainism. We looked at the basic beliefs and main principles of the religion, before moving back to our conversation about Hinduism. We examined personal experiences with dharma and karma in order to better understand the Gita.
Your homework is to:
Create a modern interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita and Arjuna’s dilemma that focuses on the clash between Karma and Dharma.This can be a short story, comic, poem, song, etc
The worksheet that was assignment Friday is also due tomorrow.
Today we attempted to reach enlightenment by discussing the key fundamentals of Hinduism. We looked at the emergence of Hinduism, the goals of the religion, and the difference between dharma and karma. We talked about how Hinduism is monotheistic, but has multiple deities.
Your homework (due Wednesday) is to complete the attached reading and question sheet.
Today we talked about social structure. We analyzed the Aryan society and talked about the purpose of the caste system.
Your homework is to:
Draw a representation of the caste system of any social organization you’re familiar with (real or imaginary; school, job, hometown, sports, shopping malls, video games, etc.). You must have at least 5 levels
For each level:
Write a BTS arguing the role they play in the system (don’t forget a so what!)
Include 2 pieces of evidence (details) to back up your BTS
Today we talked about the Indus River Valley civilizations. We looked at the development of these civilizations, the instability of the region around them, and their incredible technology.
Then we talked about the Aryan Migration and how it impacted these civilizations. We ended by talking about the Vedas, and read a selection from the Veda creation story.
You don't have any homework.
Today we started our next unit on Indian Civilizations! We discussed the geography, size, and relevance of modern India.
Your homework is whatever you didn't finish in class. Here are the instructions:
1.Complete South Asia Map
India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhatan, Nepal, Afghanistan, China
Bodies of Water:
Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Ganges River, Indus River
The Himalayas, The Hindu-Kush Range, Khyber Pass, Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats
2. Write South Asia Paragraph (on back)
Prompt: Predict the impact that geography will have on the development of Indian Civilizations
3. Critically Read “Indus River and Aryan Immigration”
Today we watched Episode 3 of Guns, Germs, and Steel.
You don't have homework.
Today we spent the period reviewing for our final exam.
Your Hotel Rwanda Viewing Guide is due tomorrow.
Today we continued watching Hotel Rwanda. It was intense, but demonstrated some valid points about how Americans view foreign conflict.
We will finish the film tomorrow! Here's your study guide again:
Today we started Hotel Rwanda. It was fantastic.
I will be hosting a study session Wednesday 1/18 starting at 9am in our classroom. You should come.