A Diwali Story
Author: Jonny Zucker
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A family celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, a festival of light, by making rangoli patterns, lighting diyas, wearing new clothes, exchanging sweets with friends, and watching a fireworks display.
Games and activities for ages 7-12
Author: Imran Mogra
This collection of simple-to-use activities will jumpstart students' understanding of the world's religions and belief systems. A wealth of activities, including discussion techniques, group tasks and thought experiments, guides the teacher in delivering stimulating and imaginative RE lessons. Based around religions' sacred texts, beliefs, leaders, spaces and festivals, this indispensable and practical guide covers all major belief systems including: Judaism Christianity Islam Humanism Hinduism Buddhism Sikhism Jainism Far East traditions. Jumpstart! Religious Education is an essential classroom resource to encourage students' engagement with and comprehension of religions around the world. If you are a trainee, newly-qualified or experienced teacher looking for a range of quick, effective, fun and challenging ways to teach about religion, then this is the perfect book for you.
Author: Eileen Osborne
Publisher: Folens Limited
Covering all six main world religions, this photo book is suitable for KS3. It also includes support material to make proper use of the images.
Author: Anita Loughrey
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Using stories to teach ICT is a new, excellent series of four books that will make the teaching of ICT a more exciting and creative cross-curricular experience. The aim of the series is for ICT to be presented in a format that shows how information technology is used in our everyday lives and demonstrates ways how ICT skills can be taught and extended while linking to a wide variety of other subject areas of the curriculum. Ages 6-7 contains: 6 fun and original stories, detailed lesson plans, up to 4 worksheets with each lesson and activities to develop a range of ICT skills.
Author: Suzanne Barchers
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Category: Social Science
This activity makes learning about Diwali fun and engaging. This lesson is filled with ready-to-use reproducibles, fun facts, puzzles, crafts, and more. Turn holidays and cultural celebrations into learning experiences for your students.
Publisher: On The Mark Press
Author: David Melling
Category: Picture books for children
Author: Sue Penney
Discovering Religions looks at the world's major religions in a clear and accessible way. Written specifically for lower secondary students, it examines key religious themes - worship, history, festivals and rites of passage. The emphasis throughout is upon a comprehensive, balanced coverage of the subjects and clear, motivating presentation.
Hindu Festival of Lights
Author: Dianne M. MacMillan
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Read about the history of Diwali and see how it is celebrated in the United States"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Rumer Godden
Category: Children's stories
In Bengal, India, Premlata's family is too poor to celebrate the Festival of Lights until fate and an elephant step in.
Beliefs, Practices, and Scriptures
Author: Jeaneane D. Fowler
This book sets out major beliefs and practices which form Hinduism today. It is about living religion - what it is to be Hindu in today's world. It depicts the rich colour and diversity of the many dimensions of Hinduism and deals with the fundamental beliefs which underpin the religion. Contents include the Hindu concept of God; samsara, the cycle of reincarnation; karma, the law of course and effect; dharma, what is right; moksa, the final goal of enlightenment. Hindu scriptures include sruti and smrti literature, the Mahabharat, The Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana. There is a chapter on Gods and Goddesses: Vishnu the Preserver, Krishna, Siva, the auspicious Ganesh, and the Mother Goddess. Other chapters explain worship in the home and temple, Hindu sysbols, food and caste, festivals and pilgrimages, and life cycles in the Hindu family - particularly, birth, marriages and death. The history and tradition of Hinduism is dealt with in relation to the Indus valley civilization, the Vedic period, the Vedanta, and devotional Hinduism. The book contains a glossary of Hindu terms.
Author: Tanuja Desai Hidier
Dimple Lala ist zu amerikanisch, um Inderin zu sein, und zu indisch für ein All-American-Girl. Da verliebt sich ihre Freundin Gwyn ausgerechnet in den smarten Karsh Kapoor und will plötzlich einen auf Indira Gandhi machen. Dimple zeigt ihr, wie man Bindis
Author: Anita Ganeri,Mary Saunders
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provides information on major festivals of six faiths--Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikkhism--giving the story behind each festival, telling how each is celebrated, and providing activities and recipes related to them.
Recollections of a Visiting Teacher at an International School in Panchgani, Maharashtra, India
Author: Robert Thomas (physics teacher.)
Category: Education, Secondary
Personal experiences of a physics teacher from Wales at New Era High School, Panchgani, Maharashtra, India.
Author: Willard Gurdon Oxtoby,Alan F. Segal
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
In addition to abridging the contents of the two best-selling World Religions volumes (Eastern Traditions and Western Traditions), contributors to this concise-volume text have reworked the original material to focus on six specific areas of analysis: the major origins of the movement; the crystallization of its teachings; the major divisions within the tradition; how adherents practice their faith; cultural expressions; and how the tradition has responded to the various changes - intellectual, social, technological - of modern times. This more structural approach will make it easier for students to compare and contrast traditions, resulting in a solid, well-rounded introduction to the study of world religions.
Author: Amita Roy Shah
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Light, Camera, Diwali! helps children gain a better understanding of Diwali, the Indian festivals of lights. Through this engaging story, children learn how Indian-American families celebrate Diwali in their homes. Dia receives a camera as a Diwali gift and uses it to capture her memories of this special day. She takes photos of her family decorating clay lamps, creating unique rangoli designs, preparing sweets called ladoos, setting off firecrackers and more! This captivating story also helps children learn why Diwali is celebrated. While Dia explores the rituals of Diwali with her camera, children learn about a Prince named Rama who was exiled into a forest for 14 years. After fighting off a demon, he is welcomed back into his city with a "row of lights." Children learn about how Diwali teaches us that light will overcome darkness and good will conquer evil.