NYSED Global History and Geography Online Resource Guide

Unit 1 E - The emergence and spread of belief systems

Belief Systems Power Point Project: Global History and Geography

Social Studies Standards 2 and 3 - World History and Geography

Key Ideas and Performance Indicators 2.1.1, 2.3.1, 3.1.4


Lessons of the Indian Epics: Following the Dharma

Social Studies Standards 2 and 3 - World History and Geography

Key Ideas and Performance Indicators 2.1.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.3, 3.1.4

Context:

The epic poem The Ramayana is thought to have been composed more than 2500 years ago, and like the Iliad and the Odyssey, was originally transmitted orally by bards. This lesson will introduce students to the Indian concept of dharma through a reading of the epic, The Ramayana.

Haven’t I Seen You Somewhere Before?

Social Studies Standards 2 and 3 - World History and Geography

Key Ideas and Performance Indicators 2.1.1, 2.1.4, 2.2.5, 2.3.1, 2.3.3, 3.1.4

Context:

This lesson plan is designed to bring the meaning of karma and the related concept of samsara to life through the reading of the Jataka Tales. This lesson can be used either as an extension of lessons of the birth of Buddhism and the history of Asia, or as an introduction to world literature.