Pure Land Buddhism in China And Japan
Students 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.
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Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?
How do different religions offer explanations for what happens when we die? Invite your learners to consider the variance and complexity of religious beliefs, and to research and compare/contrast the concept of death and afterlife...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Spread of Buddhism in East Asia: Korea as a Land Bridge
Learners study the spread of Buddhism. In this Buddhism lesson plan, students examine articles explaining the spread of the religion to different areas in East Asia. Learners compare and contrast the spread of Buddhism to other religions...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Comparative Systems Worksheet
Here is an excellent worksheet for analyzing economic systems and comparing those that exist today in such countries as the United States, China, and Cuba. Learners begin by hypothesizing which economic system would provide for greater...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions
In this episode of Crash Course History, John Green whips through the evolution of communism in twentieth-century China. He covers topics from Sun Yat Sen's founding of the Republic of China to Mao Zedong's democratic dictatorship and...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Chinese New Year
Dancing dragons, fireworks, red envelopes, and loud music are the familiar images of Chinese New Year celebrations. The holiday, also know as Lunar New Year and/or the Spring festival is also a religious holiday that combines aspects of...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints And the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan
High schoolers examine famous woodblock prints of artists such as Hiroshige and Hokusai as primary documents to help them gain insight on Japanese history. They relate the woodblock images to the social hierarchy of the period.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts