Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Last Day for Filmmaking and Emperor Ashoka

Emperor Ashoka

 Today's Learning Objectives  Describe the political and moral achievements of the emperor Ashoka. Know the life and teachings of the Buddha* Explain the major beliefs and practice of the religion of Hinduism. * Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information. 

Last Class Day to Work on Hinduism and Buddhism Video Today is the last day to work on your Hinduism and Buddhism WeVideo project in class. Your video must be completed by Friday, at which time we will be hosting a Hinduism and Buddhism Film Festival and premiering each of your videos.   

Emperor Ashoka's Rule of Tolerance  As our unit on ancient India comes to a close, I would like you know about one of ancient India's most famous rulers, Emperor Ashoka. First, read independently about Asoka here and then be prepared to share what you learned with the class. Next, read along with Mr. McGinty as he reads from an example of a primary source document - an excerpt of the speech that Asoka delivered after the Battle of Kalinga. You can find the speech here and hereGuiding questions: How did Buddha's teachings change Ashoka as a leader? What modern day leaders does Ashoka remind you of? Would you recommend that all leaders study the teachings of Buddhism? Why or why not?   

Homework  Complete your Hinduism and Buddhism WeVideo project, which is due this Friday, February 27