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North Carolina-7th grade Social Studies intro to India

Tenorazel Washington

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of India-Intro

India In groups Discuss and list at least 2 positives and 2 negatives of being a member of each group in the caste system.
Caste- A social group into which people are born and which they cannot change.

Colony- This is a territory ruled by another nation.

Boycott- A refusal to buy or use goods and services to show disaproval or to bring change. India is the largest democracy in the world! The flag of India has 3 colors: safron (orange), white and green. The blue wheel in the middle represents the eternal wheel of law. Represents courage and sacrifice Represents peace and truth Represents faith and chivalry United States There are 13 stripes which represent the 13 colonies that became the first 13 states. Each star represents a state and the blue represents freedom to expand and explore. Educators and religious leaders. Elite warriors soldiers Business owners and farmers. Laborers Vocabulary My Trip to INDIA People, Language, and Relgion

India has the 2nd highest population in the world with 1,150,000,000 (1.15 BILLION) people.

It has 22 official languages, Hindi and English are 2 of them.

The 2 main religions are Hinduism and Islam.

Hinduisnm is the belief in reincarnation, the idea that after death each person will be reborn again as a human or even as an animal. The kind of creature we become in a future life depends on our actions while in this life. Thus, each successive life builds in some way upon our past lives. Hindus believe in karma, the idea that good actions beget good, and bad actions beget bad. When we do a good action we get good karma, and when we do a bad action we get bad karma.
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