Frontier Regional, Massachusetts
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All 5 days: listen to lecture and take notes. 5pts/day
Days: 1 2 3 4 5
Day 1: Origins of Buddhism
*1. Read Chapter Four, Section Three: The Beginnings of Buddhism;
answer questions 1 - 5 in the Section
Review. 5 pts.
*2. Read Chapter Four, Section Three: The Beginnings of Buddhism;
complete Guided Reading and Review and
than take Section Quiz on Day 2. 5 pts.
3. Buddhism Terms: Use a text or a dictionary to write definitions
for each word. 10pts.
4. Draw, color, and label a map of The Spread of Buddhism.
Day 2: Siddhartha Gautama: The Buddha
*1. Read The Story of Buddha's Enlightenment and Answer the
Comprehension questions. 5 pts.
*2. Read The Story of Buddha's Enlightenment and Answer the
Critical Thinking questions. 5 pts.
3. Read and Draw: The Four Sights: Old Age, Sickness, Death,
A Monk and then color a picture for each sight.10pts.
4. Writing Activity: Create a journal entry from the perspective
of Siddhartha. 10 pts.
Day 3: Beliefs and Practices
*1. Read: Buddha's Teachings and complete Personal Response
sheet. 10 pts.
*2. View website: Take notes on Buddha's teachings about the
Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. 10 pts.
3. Read Play: Buddha and the Five Visitors. 5 pts.
4. Learn about Meditation and create your own Mandala. 10 pts.
5. Read and translate Buddhist Scriptures. 10 pts.
Day 4: Project Choose only one. 15 pts.
1. Create a one-act puppet show with others about Buddha's
life and teachings and perform it for the class.
2. Study about the Image of the Buddha and then create your
own 3D image of Buddha; include an index card size
description of what you learned about the images of Buddha.
3. Write a one-act play about Buddha's life and teachings;
have the class read it aloud.
4. Conduct an interview with Siddhartha Gautama about his life
as a prince, his enlightenment, and his teachings as
The Buddha. Write up the interview as a magazine article or
perform the interview for the class.
Day 5: Two Paragraph Essay Choose only one. 20 pts.
1. Why might the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path be
at odds with the current American consumer
2. Try meditating for a minimum of ten minutes a day throughout
this unit. Write an essay on your experiences
and address how your idea of meditation has changed.
3. One of the Four Noble Truths states that desires cause suffering.
Explain this truth using an experience you
have had of wanting something and then acquiring it. Did the
desire go away, or did you then desire
* Use a highlighter to indicate which items you have chosen
to do on each given day.
* In order to earn an "A" you should aim to complete approximately
20 points of work per day.
* You must choose activities from those listed on the days
* A maximum of 65 points can be earned from the activities
listed on Days 1 - 3.
* Be prepared to orally defend and hand in work done on the
* You must attempt to earn 60 points from activities listed
on Days 1 - 3 before moving on to a Day 4 or Day 5 activity.
* Day 4 & Day 5 items should look like finished pieces.
Be proud of your work! Refer to Day 5 grading sheet.
* All computer activities require you to use the program for
a minimum of 30 minutes and to take notes while on the site.
* Get a teacher signature next to each highlighted item, to
show that you received the points.
* At the end, hand in this sheet, along with all the work you
accomplished during this unit.
86+ = A 71+ = B 56+ = C 40+ = D
Parent/guardian signature Due date for all work