ERIC Number: ED329506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Hindu Mythology: Gods, Goddesses and Values.
Ring, Diane M.
This unit on Hindu mythology is designed to help secondary students see beyond the exotic elements of another culture to the things its people have in common with people in the West: a continuous effort to find a purpose in existence, to explain the unknown, and to define good and bad, right and wrong. Students are asked to analyze Hindu religious stories in order to understand the Hindu worldview and moral ideals, and then to compare them with their own and those of the West. Five lessons are presented: (1) The Hindu Triad; (2) The Ramayana; (3) The Image of Women; (4) Hindu Worship; and (5) Religion: A Comparative Essay. For each lesson a number of objectives are identified, several activities are suggested, and the materials needed to complete the lesson are listed. A 15-item bibliography also is included in the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Class Activities, Ethnocentrism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Global Approach, High Schools, Hinduism, Instructional Materials, Multicultural Education, Mythology, Religion Studies, Religious Cultural Groups, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: United States Educational Foundation in India.; Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A