Friday, December 10, 2010
Ancient Indian Caste System
Each day this week the students were divided in to Indian Castes. The castes then had tasks that they had to perform throughout the day. Castes that were "higher up" had the privilege of giving orders to those in lower castes. Students who were in the lowest caste had to sit on the floor for most of that day. (Although I think some enjoyed it!) The castes listed from highest to lowest are: Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, and Sudra. The students rotated everyday to get a feel for each particular caste. Hopefully the students got a better understanding what it might have been like to be placed in a societal order in Ancient India.