We are currently working on Ancient India in our one kid schoolhouse. This is one of the most interesting units we’ve done so far. And today is Diwali! The Festival of Lights. We will be making lanterns, of course.

My daughter’s main lesson book contains, thus far, pages on Manu and the Fish, the castes of India and some information on various gods. We are looking at the aum symbol in Hindi script and she uses it in her border decoration. We are reading the Mahabharata–a children’s version, not the real thing and we will read some of the Baghavad Gita.

We are in love with the connections we are finding to our daily lives–both of us are level 1 Reiki practitioners, we love yoga–and the colors and photographs and illustrations from this culture are all so rich and beautiful that we spend too much time gawking at them.

We have the rest of this week and one more to move through Ancient India and I think we will be sad to leave this rich culture behind.

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