Bhagavad Gita Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has an Masters of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Education

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the sacred Hindu text of the Bhagavad Gita. Students will watch a video lesson that defines the Bhagavad Gita and the Hindu Three Paths to Salvation. They will then engage in a hands-on activity and a short writing assignment that actively applies the lesson concepts.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the three paths to salvation


1 - 1.5 hours


  • Access to technology and the Internet
  • Chart paper and markers

Key Vocabulary

  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Three paths to salvation
  • Karma yoga
  • Jnana yoga
  • Bhakti yoga

Curriculum Standards


Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.


Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

Warm Up and Preparation

  • Ask students to think of a time they heard a myth or story to help them understand something better.
  • Have them write about the story and experience, then break them into small groups to share.
  • Share your own example of how stories or myths have helped you understand something, then ask:
    • Why did you have a better understanding with the story or myth?
    • What is it about stories that helps you better understand?
    • Have you ever told a story to help someone understand?
  • Share students' knowledge of texts used for this purpose, such as the bible or Torah.

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