Use this lesson as part of a world religions unit, or on its own. This lesson plan covers two sessions—one that focuses on how Buddhism began and an overview of their beliefs, and one on Vesak, a.k.a. ‘Buddha Day.’ The first lesson features a PPT on Buddhism and mindfulness. Students will take notes on a sheet (included in this bundle) while going through the slides and watching a short video, which can be found on YouTube. The second lesson features a PPT on Vesak and a fun craft. I originally designed this for my 6th graders, but it can be used for older or younger students.