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The Ramayana

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Literature +1 Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

This teaching collection and student activity includes the resources necessary to teach an EDSITEment lesson on the Ramayana where students read closely to find examples of the Hindu concept of dharma.

Guiding questions are:

  • What is dharma?
  • How does the Ramayana teach dharma, one of Hinduism's most important tenants?

tags: Hinduism, Hindu, India, dharma, Ramayana, rama, epic, Vishnu

Hanuman standing before Rama and Sita

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The Ramayana (Tales of Rama; The Freer Ramayana), Volume 1

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The Ramayana (Tales of Rama; The Freer Ramayana), Volume 2

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A Council at Lanka, an episode from the Ramayana

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Lakshmana Cuts the Nose of the Demoness Surpanakha, from a Ramayana

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Prince Rama preparing to lay siege to Lanka

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Rama and Sita Enthroned

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