Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Buddhism: Odds & Ends

 Today's Learning Objective  (1.) Know the life and teachings of the Buddha. (2.) Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details. 

The Eightfold Path - Continued  Today we are going to finish examining the different steps that make up the Eightfold Path. Continue to paraphrase, give examples, and create a personalized understanding using your Buddhism Study Guide (A Central Idea and Its Parts)

The Buddha's Teachings: Nirvana  A final goal for a person who follows the Eightfold Path is to achieve nirvana. Read about this concept from an excerpt from your Ancient Civilizations textbook below and take notes using your Buddhism Study Guide (A Central Idea and Its Parts). How is the idea of nirvana both similar and different to Hindu belief in moksha  

Buddhist Practice: Meditation  Meditation is an essential part of Buddhist practice, for Buddhist monks and ordinary people alike, but how exactly does it work? Read about it here and watch the video below. 

Determining the Central Idea of the Buddhism Unit  Over the course of the last several weeks as we have studied Buddhism, you have utilized the document Buddhism Study Guide (A Central Idea and Its Parts). You have taken notes on the parts, the details, and the various elements of Buddhism, while the leaving the 'Central Idea' section blank. What I want you to do today is to review your notes about the various elements of Buddhism in order to determine what is the larger, more central idea about Buddhism they work together to convey. Write a central idea statement about the religion of Buddhism based on the notes you have taken.  

Homework  (1.) Complete your Buddhism Study Guide (A Central Idea and Its Parts), which is officially due Thursday, February 12. (2.) If you have not yet turned in your Life of Buddha Comic Strip, it is now overdue and must be completed and turned in as soon as possible or risk a 'missing' or 'incomplete' assessment grade becoming permanent.