1. Topic-
World Religions
Hinduism, Buddhism
IL Learning Standard
17A. Locate, describe and explain places, regions and features on the Earth.
18A. Compare characteristics of culture as reflected in language, literature, the arts, traditions and institutions.
2. Content-
Caste System
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will become familiar with global geography
2. Students will become familiar with Hinduism
3. Student will be able to explain the basic tenets of Buddhism
4. Objectives-
1. Students will be able to locate and name the continents on a map
2. Students will be able to verbalize where Hinduism started (India)
3. Students will be able to fill in the graphic organizer re: Caste System
4. Students will be able to use Cornell Notes to list vocabulary
5 1. Students will be able to define vocabulary words by first trying to understand their meaning in context, if unable to understand in context - will use a dictionary to find definition
6. Students will be able to identify the main points of the text.
7. Students will be able to transfer main points and new vocabulary to Cornell notes w/modeling
8. Students will be able to complete corresponding worksheet
5. Materials and Aids-
Cornell Notes Handout
Cornell Notes
Graphic Organizers
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Review 5 Major Religions
Complete Map

B. Development-

1. Students will complete world map, locating the continents of the earth.

C. Practice-

1. Text (pg. 61 - Red Book)
-read aloud
2. Review unknown vocabulary
-place in Cornell Notes Organizer
3. Pass out Graphic Organizer
complete 1st one together
Use Cornell Notes to Organize information

1. Highlight vocabulary elicit responses
2. Highlight main ideas of each paragraph - elicit responses
3. Model transferring info to Cornell Notes


D. Independent Practice-

Graphic Organizer re: Caste System. Worksheet

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Cornell Notes
2. Article read aloud (Non readers)
3. Map for Visual Learners
4. Graphic Organizer - visual learners

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