This lesson is a compare and contrast/reasoning activity that serves as an excellent introduction and overview of new content dealing with the early belief systems of Buddhism and Hinduism. It introduces important concepts of the religions, requires students to categorize, make deductions (hypotheses), support answers with evidence, read for meaning and compare and contrast. It has been successfully used in an AP World History class, but could just as easily be edited for any World History or Global History class. It usually requires approximately two (40 minute) class periods to complete.
Created by Scott Aquilino