The Spiritual Life of the Samurai: Meditation and Brushpainting

This The Spiritual Life of the Samurai: Meditation and Brushpainting lesson plan also includes:

Provide class members with an opportunity to experience that traditional samurai practices of meditation and brush painting. Directions for the activities are included.

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Classroom Considerations

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  • While the activities may prove of interest to class members, extensive scaffolding would be required for learners to see the connections between the activities and samurai culture
Pros

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Cons

  • Very little background information that connects brush painting and meditation to the Bushido Code is provided
  • The activities do not address the military function of the samurai, a stated goal of the lesson