Narrated by Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley this six volume series for grades 9 and up offers insight into the striking similarities and vast differences among the world's major religions as well as the unique perspective of its many individual cultures. Each 50 minute episode presents a fresh look at the history of our world through the eyes of religion as an in-depth look at religion's role in creating cultural diversity. This session is on Hinduism. Learn how and why Hinduism has survived as one of the oldest and largest world religions with nearly a billion followers located mostly in India. Hinduism encompasses wide practices and traditions largely due to its great capacity to integrate the new with the old. Students will learn about the descendant of the Indus River Valley, who, around 1500 B.C.E. used Sanskrit to transcribe their daily rituals and customs. Students will also discover Hinduism's impact on the literary world with its library of tens of thousands of sacred hymns and poems known as the Vedas, which means "truth" or "knowledge". DVD Features include: Spanish Language Track; Chapter Select; Closed Captioned. Teacher's Guides included and available online at libraryvideo.com
Media ID: 61338
Length: 50 Min.
Publisher: Schlesslinger Media
Level: JH-A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult