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Group Work: Questions


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Group Work: Questions

  1. 1. Social Studies for 8TH EGB Teacher: Mauricio Torres
  2. 2.     Get together in groups, and choose a “secretary” or scribe to write the answers down. Discuss the answers between group members (you have five minutes for this item and the next). Once you have reached a consensus, write the answer down. When your turn arrives, choose someone to read out the answer.
  3. 3.  OK, get ready! Remember, don´t raise your voice, otherwise the other groups might hear your answer.  Now, GO! 
  4. 4.   Fact: Hindus believe in many gods, but there are three of them which are the most special: Brahma, Siva and Vishnu; each of them, with a special task of their own. Question: Which of these gods would be the most loved or worshipped, according to their purpose in life? Explain why.
  5. 5.   Fact: The caste system was a very rigid system of social classes. Question: What would motivate people to work better and not to rebel, if there were almost no possibilities of reaching a better caste?
  6. 6.   Fact: Hindu Kush means “dead Indian” Question: Why did the Hindu Kush prove to be an effective natural barrier?
  7. 7.   Fact: We know few facts about Mohenjo Daro, because there writing system has not been deciphered. Question: How do we know as much as we know about Mohenjo Daro?
  8. 8.   Fact: In Hinduism, reincarnation is a core belief. Hindus respect life so much, that they avoid killing even the tiniest little insects. Question: If they believe that after death, they will come back anyways, why do they respect life so much?
  9. 9.   Check your answers. Turn in your papers!