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Diwali Powerpoint

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Hindu festival of Diwali. Powerpoint presentation for a class of yr 8s

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Diwali Powerpoint

  1. 1. Diwali: Festival of Lights<br />
  2. 2. Diwali: Festival of Lights<br />Objective: to understand what the festival of Diwali means to Hindus (1min)<br />
  3. 3. At Diwali, the focus is onlight: people light up their homes with fairy lights and candles. This notion of ‘light’ is present in all the main world religions. For example, in Christianity, Jesus is ‘the light of the world’.<br />Q. Why do you think the idea of ‘light’ is so important to people? (5mins )<br />Why light? <br />
  4. 4. Video<br />The story of Rama and Sita (3mins)<br />
  5. 5. Reading: first section, from text book<br />(7mins)<br />
  6. 6. Reading 1<br />
  7. 7. questions 1<br />1. Why do people light candles at Diwali?<br />2. What is the name of the holy book that tells the story of Rama and Sita?<br />3. What is the idea of the festival? <br />Extension: <br />Why might Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, be important to a Hindu family who own a small business? (10 mins) <br />
  8. 8. Video 2, 5 days of Diwali<br />Followed by second reading (8mins)<br />
  9. 9. Reading 2<br />
  10. 10. Tasks: complete the tasks section of the handout (15-20m)<br />
  11. 11. End task<br />Ask the Diwali expert (6mins)<br />Ask one pupil to be the ‘Diwali expert’. Saffron scarf/sheet, flower garland.<br />Kids must write down three questions on what they have learnt today<br />
  12. 12. Ask the expert<br />Write down 3 questions that you could ask your fellow classmates about what you have learnt today. (1 min)<br />Example: ‘What does ‘Diwali’ mean?’ <br />Ask the expert. (5 mins)<br />
  13. 13. Ask the expert!<br />

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