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  • Ethnic and Religious GroupsPull out mapshttp://www.thaiexotictreasures.com/buddhism.htmlhttp://ink667.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/hinduism/
  • Don’t forget the maps!!!
  • http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/geg101i/review/exam2.htmReview locations!!!
  • http://www.harpercollege.edu/mhealy/geg101i/review/exam2.htmhttp://www.joshuaproject.net/10-40-window.php
  • How did Islam spread to Indonesia?What about Christianity?
  • http://www.asiafinest.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t229202.htmlWait a minute aren’t ethnic groups and religious groups the same?Associated United States…ie:Catholics
  • http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/194248/ethnic-grouphttp://www.lectlaw.com/def2/q028.htmCan they be the same? Are they the same? Lets look at Japan, then lets look at Kurdistan. What about Muslim? Some are U.S. citizens other Egyptian…Review previous maps
  • http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/1331/1363079/05fig09.gifTell the students that Shinto was one of the earlier forms of religion and that the ethnic people adopted many ways of Buddhism. So its not the same Buddhism practiced like in China.
  • http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/1331/1363079/05fig02.gif
  • http://www.history-of-china.com/southern-northern-dynasty/flourishment-of-buddhism.htmlHinduism was already in practice, Buddhism crossed the cultural caste system and gave more opportunities to women (with other criteria)
  • http://www.history-of-china.com/southern-northern-dynasty/flourishment-of-buddhism.htmlHinduism was already in practice, Buddhism crossed the cultural caste system and gave more opportunities to women (with other criteria)
  • http://www.history-of-china.com/southern-northern-dynasty/flourishment-of-buddhism.htmlHinduism was already in practice, Buddhism crossed the cultural caste system and gave more opportunities to women (with other criteria)
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za/founder.htm
  • The fifth caste is Pariah or “Harijans” the untouchables, Children of GodWomen have few rights and must do as their husbands say.
  • The fifth caste is Pariah or “Harijans” the untouchables, Children of GodWomen have few rights and must do as their husbands say.
  • http://emrc.dioceseny.org/brochur5.htmThe Koran has many of the same books as the Christian Old TestamentIn fact there are specific rules in how Muslims are to treat Christians and Jews as brothers of the same God.
  • Far right: What body of water is pictured at the left? And the right?Middle: He is the leader of what country? He has stated publically that the Jewish nation should be erased from the earth.Far left: Do you think these women are afforded equal opportunity?
  • Far right: What body of water is pictured at the left? And the right?Middle: He is the leader of what country? He has stated publically that the Jewish nation should be erased from the earth.Far left: Do you think these women are afforded equal opportunity?
  • http://www.religioustolerance.org/shinto.htmhttp://acad.depauw.edu/~mkfinney/teaching/Com227/culturalPortfolios/japan/traditions.htmSun goddess, ancestress of the Imperial family, note the Japanese flag
  • http://www.patheos.com/Library/Confucianism.html
  • http://www.patheos.com/Library/Confucianism.html
  • http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39485&Cr=literacy&Cr1=How would you know what your rights are if you cannot read, and your culture / religion forbids you to learn.Imagine that you never new you had the right to good health care and someone told you, how could you prove it if you cannot read?What about pollution? Industrial / resources / smog / waterWhat about the economy? If you have 50% of your population that cannot read, how can your country compete economically? (United States/Japan/Sweden)
  • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2103.htmlhttp://nces.ed.gov/naal/estimates/StateEstimates.aspxIf you could where would you want to live? Why?What could be the reason why for the differences?How would a religion such as Hinduism affect literacy rates?Could there be a connection between population growth and education?
  • http://theonlinegk.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/literacy-rate-20112.jpg
  • http://karachitelegraph.com/2008/03/15/women-harassed-in-incredible-india-persistent-ogling-and-heckling-by-indian-men/If you were Indian, would you be able to marry with a shortage of women?Women, wouldn’t you suffer sexual harassment where there is 2 or 3 males for every woman? But you couldn’t say anything without being put to death.Is it right that if your father or grandfather dies that your mother or grandmother has to die?If the people could read and allowed to read, how might India’s society be changed if they were to read the United States constitution?http://www.imranomerart.com/urban.htm Possible Extra CreditHave the students pick (or assign) a new religion to them, have them write down a 1 page essay on where they might live, what language they may speak, and what rights they might have. (switch boys and girls) to be handed in Friday.
  • 7th Grade Lesson Plans Wednesday

    1. 1. Putnam CountyMiddle School 7th Grade Social StudiesSouthern and Eastern Asia
    2. 2. Standards• SS7G12 The student will analyze the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southern and Eastern Asia. – a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group. – b. Compare and contrast the prominent religions in Southern and Eastern Asia: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Shintoism and the philosophy of Confucianism. – c. Evaluate how the literacy rate affects the standard of living.
    3. 3. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia
    4. 4. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia What WhereReligion ? ?
    5. 5. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia
    6. 6. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia• Ethnic Group – a social group or category of the population that, in a larger society, is set apart and bound together by common ties of race, language, nationality, or culture.• Religious Group – A set of individuals whose identity as such is distinctive in terms of common religious creed, beliefs, doctrines, practices, or rituals Can they be the same? Are they the same?
    7. 7. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia Would Kurdistan be an ethnic or religious group? Wait how can both Buddhism and Shintoism be dominant in the same locations?
    8. 8. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia
    9. 9. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia BUDDHISM Started by prince Siddhartha Gautama around 563 – 483? BC in north eastern IndiaBuddhism is a philosophy, a moral code, and, forsome a religious faith which originated 2,500 yearsago in India. It offers a moral code based oncompassion and non-violence. Buddhism provides apath to reach a deeper understanding of the natureof reality. Buddhism offers a practical way to connectwith everyday life and with others. Today, anestimated 500 million people follow one of the manyvarieties of Buddhism.
    10. 10. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS BUDDHISM The first truth is that life always incorporates suffering The second noble truth is that suffering in its broad sense, comes from desire The third noble truth tells us that if our attachment to desire ends, so too will the suffering The fourth noble truth shows the way to the ending of suffering
    11. 11. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia BUDDHISM THE EIGHTFOLD PATH Right Understanding Right Intent Right Speech Right Action Right Livelihood Right Effort Right Mindfulness Right Concentration.
    12. 12. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia HINDUISMThe word Hinduism ‘ does not appearanywhere in Hindu scriptures, Theproper name for Hinduism is ‘SanatanDharma’Sanatan = eternal Dharma = religion.Hinduism is the world’s third biggestreligion. It has about 900 millionfollowers. About 20 million Hindus liveoutside India. All the rest live in India,where the religion was born.Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest Hindus believe every living thing has a soul. They sayreligions, but it has no founder. It grew that after death, each soul gets born again into aslowly out of the beliefs and practice of different body. This is called reincarnation. Peopleancient tribes. These tribes, the Indo- are rewarded for each good deed and punished forAryans, entered India around 3000 BC. each bad one this is called karma.
    13. 13. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia Hinduism has no central book, like the Bible. Instead, it has many sacred texts. Together, these books are called the Vedas. They contain hymns and religious instruction. They also discuss how to live a good life and achieve union with Brahman
    14. 14. Diverse Cultures of South and East AsiaHinduism is not just a religionbut a way of life as well. Hindushave rituals for every life activity.These rituals cover eating,sleeping, and working as well aslove, marriage, and friendship.This way of life unfolds withinsomething called the castesystem. A caste is a group ofpeople with a certain status.Some castes are higher andsome lower. Hindus believe inmarrying only others of theirown caste. Everyone is born intoa caste. According to Hinduism,people cannot move to adifferent caste within theirlifetime. They must wait untildeath. After that, they may bereborn into a higher (or lower)caste.
    15. 15. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia Islam Today Muslims live in all parts The Qur’an (sometimes of the world, are is the Holy spelled “Koran”) of many differentIslam, the written Book of races and nationalities, and speak many record of God’s revelation. different languages. There It means “recital.” Muslimsare approximately one billion believe that the Qur’an was Muslims in by God andbut only composed the world, about 180 Muhammad in recited by million Arabs—and not all over a period of 23 Arabic Arabs are Muslims. So,Islam began historically on the while years.Islam began amongArabian peninsula, in the towns of Arabs, Arab Muslims are nowMecca and Medina (near the westcoast inland from the Red Sea). the minority.Muhammad (570-632 AD)
    16. 16. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia IslamTHERE ARE FIVE PILLARS OF PRACTICETESTIMONY (shahada). Muslims declare, “I bear witness that there is no god butGod, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.”PRAYER (salat). Five times a day, using a set pattern of postures and texts.CHARITY (zakat). Returning 2.5% of one’s wealth to the community each year.FASTING (sawm). Abstinence from food and drink from sunrise to sunset duringthe month of Ramadan in the Islamic lunar calendar.PILGRIMAGE (hajj). A journey to Mecca during the 12th month of the Islamiclunar calendar once in one’s lifetime, health and resources permitting.
    17. 17. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia IslamSunni Muslims / Shi’i MuslimsSunni believe that the leader is the rightly guided one, (the best qualified)Shi’i believe that the leader should be of Muhammads blood line.
    18. 18. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia SHINTOISM Shinto is the native religion in Japan with its roots stretching back to 500 B.C., and is a poly-theistic one venerating almost any natural objects ranging from mountains, rivers, water, rocks, trees, to dead notables. In other words, it is based on animism. Natural wonders make the Japanese believe, out of an awe or reverence, that such wonders are created by the mighty, super-natural powers, and the ghost of a deity dwells in such objects. The sun is most appealing to Japanese and the Sun Goddess is regarded as the principal deity of Shinto TORII – Gates of Purification
    19. 19. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia SHINTOISMThere are "Four Affirmations“ in Shinto:Tradition and the family: The family is seen as themain mechanism by which traditions arepreserved. Their main celebrations relate to birthand marriage.Love of nature: Nature is sacred; to be in contactwith nature is to be close to the Gods. Naturalobjects are worshipped as sacred spirits.Physical cleanliness: Followers of Shinto takebaths, wash their hands, and rinse out their mouth Symbol for Shinto Shrineoften."Matsuri": The worship and honor given to theKami and ancestral spirits.
    20. 20. Diverse Cultures of South and East AsiaIn general, Shinto has no canon of written scriptures like the Bible or the Koran, though ceremonialprayer called norito (a formulary statement addressed to the deity) is chanted by shrine priests.The Kami are the Shinto deities. The word "Kami" isgenerally translated "god" or "gods." However, theKami bear little resemblance to the gods ofmonotheistic religions. There are no concepts whichcompare to the Christian beliefs in the wrath of God,his omnipotence and omni-presence, or theseparation of God from humanity due to sin. (the Great Sun Buddha)
    21. 21. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia CONFUCIANISM Confucius, whose Chinese name was Kong Qiu (Kung Chiu), was born around 552 B.C.E. and died in 479 B.C.E. Confuciuss ideas became well known only after his death.Confucius left no writings, although the "FiveClassics" of Chinese literature are traditionallyattributed to him as writer or editor.Han Feizis philosophy was of profound importanceto the Qin emperor who first unified China in 221B.C.E. His "Confucianism," which emphasized strictregulations and obedience to authority.Confucianism, along with Taoism and Buddhism, hasbeen blamed for Chinas inability to compete withthe West during the 19th and 20th centuries.Confucianism has also been praised as the key toChinas unique cultural heritage and strong socialorder.
    22. 22. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia CONFUCIANISMAccording didsome interpretations of Confucianism, sufferingConfucius to not deny the existence of a reality beyond theand evilworld, but he said that the naturecanultimate reality ofhuman are inevitable in human life, and of promotelearning and growth. A mistake is not a "sin," but an Humandivinities are beyond human capacity to understand.opportunity totherefore be based on human relationships,morals should learn and do better next time. Empathy forthe suffering of a strong advocate formotivationbelieved that Confucius was others also provides ritual. He to growwithout reference to some higher order. participation in ritual served to unite people and strengthenmorally, but not all humans are capable of empathy. the human community.To live ones life as the best person one can be, to constantlystrive to cultivate ones character, and to act according to onesproper role within the human community -- these are the dailydevotional activities of one who is trained under the Confuciansystem.
    23. 23. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia LITERACY RATESLiteracy is vital for beating poverty and disease and reinforcing stability – UN8 September 2011 – With nearly 800 million people unable to read or write, the UnitedNations today marked International Literacy Day with a warning that illiteracyundermines efforts to eliminate a host of social ills such as poverty and sickness andthreatens the very stability of nations.“The costs are enormous,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message. “Illiteracyexacerbates cycles of poverty, ill-health and deprivation. It weakens communities andundermines democratic processes through marginalization and exclusion. These andother impacts can combine to destabilize societies.”Mr. Ban noted that despite progress, illiteracy continues to afflict millions of people,especially women and girls. In 2009, roughly two thirds of the world’s estimated 793million illiterate adults were female. That same year, some 67 million primary school-aged children and 72 million adolescents were denied their right to an education, headded.“Literacy unlocks the capacity of individuals to imagine and create a more fulfillingfuture. It opens the way to greater justice, equality and progress. Literacy can helpsocieties heal, advance political processes and contribute to the common good,” hedeclared.
    24. 24. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia LITERACY RATESLow levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development ofa country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.Literacy Rate as defined by CIA World Fact Book Definition: age 15 and over that can read and write Country Total Population Male Population Female Population Japan 99.0% 99.0% 99.0%North Korea 99.0% 99.0% 99.0%South Korea 97.9% 99.2% 96.6% Vietnam 94.0% 96.1% 92.0% China 92.2% 96.0% 88.5% Indonesia 90.4% 94.0% 86.8% Cambodia 73.6% 84.7% 64.1% Laos 73.0% 83.0% 63.0% India 61.0% 73.4% 47.8% Nepal 48.6% 62.7% 34.9% Bhutan 47.0% 60.0% 34.0%
    25. 25. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia LITERACY RATES
    26. 26. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia LITERACY RATES In India, thereis even worse regarding educating these The discriminationless than 93 women for every 100 situation are is not limited to unborn or men in the population. The accepted have some such a recently born females is estimated to reason for dies, children. India, which in India. When a husband 432 disparity is is supposed to die withinfanticide into the widow the practice of female top priority India, million illiterate people, must give her. Millions prompted by the existence of a Thousands arewhich compulsory elementary education for system burnt follow this tradition every year. dowry social and requires the family to pay out a great deal of money economic growth will. Hundreds survive Indian men alive against their to occur. 64 percent of and show whenTrauma Centers in thetwo For a poor family, the are literate, but fewer married. out up in a female child is than cities. of five women canMore than ½ of Delhi’s birth and write. About 41 percentbeginning girls under read of a girl child can signal the of Indian of financialpopulation live in slums ruinage of 14 do not attend school. the and extreme hardship.
    27. 27. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia• Assignment: – Pick a new religion, write down a 1 page essay on where they might live, what language they may speak, and what rights they might have. – Boy have to pretend to be girls and girls have to pretend to be boys. – To be handed in Friday.
    28. 28. Diverse Cultures of South and East Asia• SS7G12 The student will analyze the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southern and Eastern Asia. – a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group. – b. Compare and contrast the prominent religions in Southern and Eastern Asia: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Shintoism and the philosophy of Confucianism. – c. Evaluate how the literacy rate affects the standard of living.
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