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Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

This colourful resource introduces Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. The resource would be useful in class and in a school assembly about Diwali. The presentation contains colourful photographs and information about why and how Diwali is celebrated by Hindus around the world. A useful PDF presentation for students of all ages.
cassieborodenko
Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity

Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity

A fun and creative art activity to celebrate Diwali (Deepavali), the Hindu Festival of Lights. ACTIVITY 1 Draw patterns on the hand templates using a black pen/marker/ink (there are lots of images on the internet to get inspiration). Cut out and display on a coloured background. ACTIVITY 2 Draw patterns in the hands of the boy/girl. Colour the rest of the picture. Three different templates provided (boy, girl, unisex). ACTIVITY 3 Draw patterns in the hand template and write an acrostic poem. Write your name or a fact about Diwali in the box under the handprint. INCLUDED: ♦ Teacher notes. ♦ Handprints – template. ♦ Handprints – template with border. ♦ Handprints – with coloured background (x2). ♦ Example – designs on hands with a coloured background. ♦ Example - designs on hands with a plain white background. ♦ Handprints – boy/girl/unisex. ♦ Single handprint with acrostic poem template. ♦ Single handprint (2 per page). ********************************************************************* © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
swelch_resources
Diwali – Candle Display Mats

Diwali – Candle Display Mats

A fun, effective art activity for your students when celebrating Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Colour, cut and place a tealight candle in the centre. Laminate if desired. Included: ♦ 4 x templates with a design ♦ 1 x blank template (students design their own pattern) Size: Approximately 16.5cm in diameter. Provided in 2 paper sizes: ♦ A4 paper ♦ Letter paper ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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India Assembly Script (KS2/3)

India Assembly Script (KS2/3)

This 15 minute script was written by an experienced primary school Head of English who is also, outside of school, an award-winning writer. The script was penned for a high ability Year 5 class but is suitable for performance by any year group in KS2 or 3. The script is deliberately humorous, yet is also full of informative and educational learning opportunities about the culture, history and geography of India. The script, as written, has 25 parts but these could easily be split or doubled up depending on the number of children involved.
andytaylorwow1
Spring Spirituality Pack

Spring Spirituality Pack

A nice little bundle of resources for spirituality (SMSC). Perfect for any teacher or form tutor to introduce a more spiritual focus to their teaching.
godwin86
Holi - festival of colours - Festival of love - History - Story - Description + 2 Kid Reading Books

Holi - festival of colours - Festival of love - History - Story - Description + 2 Kid Reading Books

Holi is an Indian Spring Festival which is now celebrated around the world. My presentation comes complete with a story about why this festival is important (you can choose between a long or short version), a description of what happens and lots of colourful pictures of the event. In addition, you are able to read the lives of two Indian children as they get ready for Holi and what they do on the day. These could be printed off and read individually or they could be projected onto the interactive whiteboard and read as a class. The students could then think about how they would like to celebrate the coming of Spring and who knows, perhaps even have their own version of Holi in the classroom!
peterfogarty
Third Culture Kid Short Film Video Lesson Plan

Third Culture Kid Short Film Video Lesson Plan

This is the presentation and video guide that I use along with the film "The Road Home" a short film about 3rd Culture Kids. The overall length of the video is 21 minutes. The lesson takes about 1 hour. This film is perfect for 4th-12th grade because it touches on an emotional topic in a way that kids can relate to and is school appropriate. The film is PG. My students enjoy the film and discussing how what people see us as, doesn't always equal who we feel we are. Furthermore, it opens the discussion of how do we move forward when people treat only as they see us? It's a great film. Film summary: "Growing up in England, ten-year old Pico never wanted to go to boarding school in the Himalayas, and despite the beauty there, he struggles to fit in. When he's bullied for insisting he's British in spite of his Indian heritage, he runs away, determined to return to his home in London. As he journeys through a country foreign to him, Pico encounters others who mistake him for an Indian boy, forcing him to face the painful truth that the world does not see him the way he sees himself." Included: 1. Power Point with directions 2. Student handout 3. External Link to additional fitting resource NOTE: You have to submit your email address to get the video for free, but it isn't on a full screen. It worked fine for my students. You can also buy the film as well.
Busybugsy
GCSE HINDUISM - 20 Lessons

GCSE HINDUISM - 20 Lessons

This 20 lesson course is designed for GCSE level students studying Hinduism. It is designed for the new specifications (2016 onwards) and is based on AQA and OCR specs. It covers all necessary material for the 'Beliefs, Teachings & Practices' section (Section A) of the course in relation to HINDUISM. It is the product of many weeks work: I have aimed to make these resources such that every lesson would receive a good or outstanding rating if inspected. All lesson downloads include: -A detailed lesson plan: explaining objectives, differentiation, cross-curricular aims, AfL tasks, and an activity timeline. -A presentation file designed to the highest professional standard. -Integrated and varied AfL -A suggested homework task Over 15 worksheets are included in this pack. Downloading this bundle will certainly save you many many hours of preparation time. Positive reviews are warmly welcomed: I have made this course with pride and hope you will find it comprehensive and useful. "May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be peaceful."
godwin86
GCSE Hinduism (PART 2) - 10 Full Lessons: Lesson Plans, Worksheets, PowerPoints, Homework Videos and more! (Lessons 11-20)

GCSE Hinduism (PART 2) - 10 Full Lessons: Lesson Plans, Worksheets, PowerPoints, Homework Videos and more! (Lessons 11-20)

The second half of our GCSE Hinduism course: lessons 11-20. This course is designed for all Religious Studies Specifications (2016 onwards) it was designed around the AQA and OCR specifications. All lessons include a detailed lesson plan, PPT and worksheets. Many include videos, music, knowledge hunts and other resources. All lessons are ready to teach lessons without the need for editing.
godwin86
GCSE Hinduism - L16/20 [Hindu Temples, Shrines, Sites of Pilgrimage, Worship in Nature] Darshan

GCSE Hinduism - L16/20 [Hindu Temples, Shrines, Sites of Pilgrimage, Worship in Nature] Darshan

This is the sixteenth in a series of lessons on Hinduism for GCSE level students for the 'Beliefs, Teachings & Practices' section of the course. It is designed for AQA and OCR specifications but relevant to all GCSE Hinduism Religious Studies teachers . The download includes: -A PPT Containing a Full Lesson -A detailed lesson plan covering: objectives, key-words, differentiation, and lesson timeline -A double-sided A3 worksheet -A Knowledge Hunt file with learning points and images -Homework This lesson focuses on Sacred Spaces in Hinduism: • The nature and importance of sacred places and spaces for Hindu worship: • Temples • Shrines • Sites of pilgrimage • Outdoors • Hills and rivers • The purpose and practice of pilgrimage • Sites of pilgrimage, including varanasi and the river Ganges, and the purpose of pilgrimage to different sites • The significance of pilgrimage and practices for Hindus, and their relationship to the different yogas • The importance of darshan and the different forms it can take in relation to murti, holy people and sites of holy places • Common and divergent emphases given to the sources of wisdom and authority by different Hindi groups • Different interpretations and emphases given to sources of wisdom and authority by different Hindu groups This is part of a series of lessons, if you like it: save countless hours by downloading the complete course! The complete series of GCSE Hinduism lessons can be downloaded at our TES Shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/godwin86 We also have learning mats, revision sessions, and much more! Thank you for your download! Positive reviews are greatly appreciated.
godwin86
Hindu Festivals - Complete Teaching Resources: [Maha Shivaratri , Ganesh Chaturthi,  Raksha Bandhan, Diwali, Holi, Navratri, Kumbha Mela] KS3 and KS4 GCSE

Hindu Festivals - Complete Teaching Resources: [Maha Shivaratri , Ganesh Chaturthi, Raksha Bandhan, Diwali, Holi, Navratri, Kumbha Mela] KS3 and KS4 GCSE

This download is designed for AQA and OCR specifications but relevant to all GCSE Hinduism Religious Studies teachers . It is also perfectly fine for use with KS3 classes. The download includes: -A selection of 14 lessons (referring to 7 different Hindu festivals) -Lesson Plans (where necessary) -Homeworks -Worksheets Each festival can be taught using one or two different approaches included: 1) A video and documentary based approach based around a (rather beautiful, if I do say so myself) A3 Worksheet. [Includes PPT, Worksheet and Lesson Plan] 2) An ICT Suite 'Research, Present & Quiz' approach, which includes integrated peer-assessment. [Includes PPT and Worksheet, Lesson Plan not necessary as it's such a straightforward approach]. The download includes both of these approaches for each festival (14 sessions in total) Festivals includes are: Diwali, Holi, Navratri, Kumbh Mela, Maha Shivaratri , Ganesh Chaturthi, and Raksha Bandhan
godwin86