Social Studies for 8TH EGB
Teacher: Mauricio Torres
Get together in groups, and choose a
“secretary” or scribe to write the answers
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.
OK, get ready!
Remember, don´t raise your voice, otherwise
the other groups might hear your answer.
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.
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
Fact: Hindu Kush means “dead Indian”
Question: Why did the Hindu Kush prove to be
an effective natural barrier?
Fact: We know few facts about Mohenjo
Daro, because there writing system has not
Question: How do we know as much as we
know about Mohenjo Daro?
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?