Exploring the Religions of Asian Indians

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India is a diverse land of religions and spirituality. It is not only the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, but numerous other faiths are practiced in India. Some of those religions include: Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, and others.

Through viewing clips from Remarkable Journey and completing the following activities, students will explore the various religions with connections to India, as well as the way Asian Indians have integrated their diverse religions into communities across North Carolina.

As a culminating lesson, students will delve further into one particular religion mentioned during class by creating a scrapbook of that religion. Activities/themes included:

  • India: Birth Place to Four of the World’s Major Religions
  • Other Religions Practiced & Welcomed in India
  • Indians Maintain Religious Practices & Build Faith Communities in North Carolina
  • Religion Scrapbook Assignment