Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of India.
Students will know the life and moral teachings of Buddha and how Buddhism spread in India and other parts of Asia such as Korea and Japan.
Students will describe the diffusion of Buddhism.
Internet (http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/pbs_syll.htm), History Alive Text Book, Teacher taken pictures from various museums
Show students picture of Prince Siddhartha. Show students pictures of various bodhisattvas from different South East Asian countries. Compare and Contrast these figures/statues/images. What do you see? What are the similarities and differences?
Objective/Purpose: Students will understand the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia.
Direct Instruction ( 5 Days)
Day 1: Foundation of Buddhism
• What is Buddhism?
• Who is Buddha? • Stories from the Life of the Buddha.
• The Buddhist Idea about Life.
Students will read the cartoon on the life of the Buddha and the spread of Buddhism. Students will also read the History Alive chapters. Students will compare and contrast the two reading materials. Students will also compare images of statues from different countries. Students will write a reflection of the Buddhism influence in various countries.
Watch a PBS documentary of the life of Buddha to review his life, and the foundations of Buddhism. Connect back to the textbook. Review the foundations of Buddhism and discuss the spread of Buddhism.
Create a comic strip of the life of Buddha. Students must illustrate and describe the spread of Buddhism. Tell a story of how Buddhism spread from India to other South East Asian countries.
One comic strip per country. One for China. One for Korea. One for Japan.