In this lesson, students will learn about Buddhism and how it spread during the Tang Dynasty in China. This lesson is so much fun and includes EVERYTHING you need in one PowerPoint. This lesson begins with exciting bell work, an stated objective, and a short lesson on Buddhism in Tang China. As an formative assessment, students will work in groups of 4 where they will read separate articles about the spread of Buddhism. They will see how Buddhism spread by religious reasons, political reasons, economic reasons, and social reasons. Students will analyze the text, answer a text dependent question, and then teach their group members about what they read. Lastly, there is a writing prompt as a summative assessment. This lesson is awesome and perfect for middle and high school students.