Introducing Buddhism: a great introductory unit for a World Religions course. This resource includes:
-- a pre-reading survey to assess how much students already know about Buddhism: this would be a great group/class activity but could be done individually as well. It could also be completed as a webquest but one advantage to doing it as a survey (without other sources to consult) is that students can go back later and fill in the correct answers once they have read the texts. Space has been provided on the right side of the page for jotting down their ideas before they fill in their final answers with information from the passages.
-- two reading passages covering the historical background of Buddhism. The texts are a great way to introduce students to the wider topic of this fascinating Eastern religion. Each passage includes four vocabulary words for students to define;
-- a page of questions (assessing comprehension as well as allowing students to express opinions while citing evidence) is included;
-- a full answer key is provided for all objective work.
Please have a look at my other resources for World Religions:
Introducing A History of Christianity
World Religions Graphic Organizers and Activities
All six of my World Religions resources may be purchased in a bundle at a discounted price:
World Religions Bundle of 6 Resources
Please have a look at my free item - a great way to start off your unit on World Religions!
World Religions Student Survey Free Resource
I also have a bundle of student surveys which can be seen here:
World Religions Bundle of 5 Student Surveys Buddhism Christianity Hinduism Islam Judaism
Please note that this bundle is not included in the bundle of six resources listed above.