To become familiar with the Buddhist religion and the way that it has influenced the lives of the people of India and the Far East.
1 class period
Students are given a story about Buddhism to read for homework (page 9A). At the beginning of the next class period, they are allowed five minutes to read the story again. Papers are then collected and each class member is given another version of the story about Buddhism. This version is different in that many key words, names, and terms are missing. Students must try to fill in the spaces with the missing words, names, and terms that correctly complete the sentences. Correct answers can be chosen from a list that is provided.
This lesson can be turned into a fun contest between individual class members, or pairs, to see who can come up with the most correct answers by the end of the period. You can also present it as a game by dividing the class into two teams that take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the story with them.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.