Friday, March 18, 2016

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 Chance to 'Finish' Your Hinduism and Buddhism Video Today is your last chance to put the finishing touches on your Hinduism and Buddhism WeVideo project and 'Finish' it in order to avoid getting an 'Incomplete' grade. I will begin grading your projects over the weekend. On Monday, 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?