India and Religion
The student will explore the three main religions, Buddhism, Hinduism & Islam, and the effect they have on the lives of the people.
The teacher will tell the story of the beginnings of the Hindu religion with the epic poem of Ramayana. The hero of this story is Rama, the eldest son of a great king, who along with his beautiful wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana are banished through trickery so that his step brother is crowned King. While hunting one day, Sita is kidnapped and not found for many months until a talking monkey, who is really an angel named Hanuman, tells of her whereabouts.
Ramu and his brother defeat a wicked demon king. He returns home and is crowned. He rules for many years.
The student will take turns reading out loud one page apiece. The teacher should correct mispronounced words as the student makes mistakes.
The teacher will put the following questions on the board and allow 15 minutes for students to answer. Next, the teacher will go over the answers with the students.