Adaptability of Buddhism
Ninth graders learn Buddhism adapted to the indigenous religions of the countries into which it was introduced. They learn that sculptures of Buddha connect with the stories of the historic Buddha.
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Pure Land Buddhism in China And Japan
Young scholars investigate the Pure Land sect of Buddhism in an attempt to better understand how Buddhism has adapted itself to fit into the constantly changing religious, cultural, political, and economic climates of China and Japan.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Trade and Travel Along the Silk Road
Students examine the religions that developed along the Silk Road. In this compare and contrast lesson, students visit various stations within the classroom to learn about the Silk Road and the two religions that developed. Using a...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson Plan: The Tour Starts at Noon
The Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva is a piece that represents characteristics, meanings, and ideals common to those who practice Buddhism in Japan. Learners fully analyze this piece, then take a virtual trip to examine the Buddhist temples...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Understanding Religious Clothing
Students explore the concept of religious clothing. In this Teaching Tolerance instructional activity, students examine misconceptions and stereotypes regarding religious clothing as they read selected articles and discuss their...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History