This resource, which emphasizes research, includes five graphic organizers which cover various topics relating to Buddhism:
1) The Founding of a Major World Religion;
2) Buddhism’s Belief System,
3) Worship and Celebrations;
4) The Dalai Lama, Monasteries, and Monks; and
5) Modern Statistics.
Each of the sections above has four topics for students to research. Most of their research will probably be done online; included in the resource is a page of 24 suggested websites, organized in five sections. I cannot guarantee that these sites will always be accessible, but there should be enough there to cover the topics, and students could easily find a few more on their own.
Answer keys are provided for the organizers, but they are only guidelines. The flexibility of this resource means that you can ask students to complete less than all of the organizers or you might not expect them to find as much information as I provide in the answer keys.
The organizers could be used within an interactive notebook. They could also be used as a jigsaw activity or for other group work, so that students might not complete all five organizers but can share their results with classmates.
I have included a blank organizer for students to expand on a topic or include new ones. The questions could be formulated by one student and answered by another. There is space for students to include an illustration.
I have also included an 8-question multiple choice quiz. This could be used as an assessment or as a warm-up activity that could be done together as a class before or after they do their research. If done before, it might be fun to see how much the students already know about Buddhism and what they might like to find out more about. I chose not to number this page but have included it after the organizers and before the answer keys. Its answer key is at the very end of the purchased PDF.
This resource is part of a 10-product World Religions bundle which can be seen here:
World Religions Mega Bundle 10 Resources
Please have a look at the other items available in the mega bundle:
World Religions Founders and Leaders
Hinduism Graphic Organizers
History of Christianity
World Religions Graphic Organizers and Activities
World Religions Student Surveys
Six of the resources are also available in a smaller bundle:
World Religions Bundle of 6