This packet covers the development of a religion that began with the life of Siddhartha Gautama in the 5th century B.C. Your students will learn in detail about many Buddhist customs, including the way that they worship, their birth and marriage rituals, their festivals and holidays, and more. In addition to valuable historical and practical information, this packet provides review questions, questions for discussion, key word lists, and an answer key. These features facilitate student assimilation of the fundamentals of a religion practiced by an estimated 324 million people around the globe. You will be delighted to observe your students' growing understanding of the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Buddhist religion.