The Origins of Buddhism: The Life of Buddha
Today's Learning Objective Know the life and moral teachings of the Buddha.
The Life of Buddha: Examining Multiple Sources Today we will read about the life of Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha) and how Buddhism came to be. We will read excerpts about the life of the Buddha included in the Interactive Reading Guide of our Ancient Civilizations textbook below. We will also be watching recreations of parts of Buddha's life story featured in the the movies The Buddha and Little Buddha. Ultimately, our goal is to synthesize these three tellings of Buddha's life using the document Important Events in the Life of Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha).