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Ch 7: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Hinduism

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Our chapter on Hinduism will help your students pass the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam. The lessons come with quizzes so that they'll have plenty of practice before they take the actual exam.

ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Hinduism - Chapter Summary

By going through the detailed information laid out in this chapter, your seventh graders will have a much better understanding of Hinduism. This will help prepare them for the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam. Lesson topics in this chapter include:

  • Origins of Hinduism
  • Early Indian religion
  • The Vedas
  • Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
  • Four goals of Hindu life
  • Stages of life in Hinduism

The lessons in this chapter can be reviewed as many times as your students need until they have grasped the material. Video lessons are accompanied with written transcripts and timelines to facilitate a thorough review of the topics. In addition, our professional instructors are available to answer any questions that may arise.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Hinduism
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The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

1. The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

This lesson will seek to explain the origins of Hinduism. Highlighting the Harappa culture and the Vedic period, it will also explore the Hindu beliefs in Moksha and Brahman.

Early Religion in India: Hinduism & Buddhism

2. Early Religion in India: Hinduism & Buddhism

This lesson will explore the founding of Hinduism and Buddhism. It will cover the basic beliefs of Hinduism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama, and the presence of both religions in modern day India.

The Vedas: Hinduism's Sacred Texts

3. The Vedas: Hinduism's Sacred Texts

This lesson will explore the ancient Hindu texts known collectively as the Vedas. It will stress the importance of the Rig-Veda, while also explaining the roles of the three lesser Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas.

Hindu Deity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva

4. Hindu Deity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva

This lesson will explore the Hindu system of belief in reference to its deities. It will explain the concept of Brahman, while also explaining the attributes of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

The Four Goals of Hindu Life: Kama, Artha, Dharma & Moksha

5. The Four Goals of Hindu Life: Kama, Artha, Dharma & Moksha

This lesson will seek to explain the four permissible goals of Hindu life. In doing so, it will define the ancient concepts of kama, artha, dharma and moksha.

Hinduism: The Four Stages of Life

6. Hinduism: The Four Stages of Life

This lesson will define and explore the four stages of Hindu life. In doing so, it will highlight the stages of the Student, the Householder, the Hermit, and the Sannyasin.

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