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139 reviewed resources for meditation

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Meditation at Lagunitas Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this literary analysis activity, students consider the content and theme of  the poem "Meditation at Lagunitas," as they answer 5 short answer questions.
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An Introduction to René Descartes' Meditations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is life really just a dream? A video summary of Meditations by Rene Descartes discusses the concept of fantasy vs reality. The video, which is part of a larger playlist, outlines key points of the text and addresses counterarguments...
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Freedom to Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's something unusual and thoughtful: have your scholars do some pensive reflection themselves before tackling how such meditative techniques are used in prison rehabilitation programs. They watch the "Path of Freedom" video found...
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The Spiritual Life of the Samurai: Meditation and Brushpainting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Provide class members with an opportunity to experience that traditional samurai practices of meditation and brush painting. Directions for the activities are included.
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Meditations on First Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Buddhism-Nirvana Day: Meditation Article Planning Frame

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Buddhism belief worksheet, students plan a strategy for writing a descriptive essay about meditation. After filling in an idea for an opening sentence, 4 key points, and interesting ending, students will have created a plan for...
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The Giver: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Guide your class through the imagery of Lois Lowry's The Giver with a peaceful meditative experience. After you create a serene environment in your class, read through a provided script in which kids sift through their favorite memories...
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Meditations on First Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 30 multiple choice questions about Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 11

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”—Lao Tzu. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 11 of 20 has a written script to guide the class through an introductory meditation lesson. It's actually quite...
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How Do You Know You Exist?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Consider one of the most fundamental questions of philosophy posed by Rene Descartes in his Meditations on First Philosophy: How do we really know we exist? This animated video is accompanied by multiple-choice assessment questions,...
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The Old Man and the Sea: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do you imagine when you think of the sea? Put on some ocean sounds, close your eyes, and listen to a guided meditation based on the imagery from The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. After class members listen to the...
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Mandalas

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore meditation. In this relaxation and religious studies lesson, students identify reasons for meditation and practice relaxation. Students color a mandala, a richly colored design used as a focal point during Buddhist...
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Minding Your Body

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the benefits of yoga and meditation by studying baseball players who incorporate them into their pre-season training. They investigate a variety of mind-body techniques and create a presentation for the class.
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The Temptation of Jesus

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Temptation is the focus of this lesson plan, which was designed for the first week of Lent as an introduction to the tradition of Lenten fast. It includes reading of biblical scripture, hands-on activities where learners design cards...
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Time Lapse of Winter Scene

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Winter scenes are displayed one after another with elements of time-lapse showing clouds moving and stars coming out, all to the tune of a lovely piano. Rainbows and sunrises are also displayed. This is a soothing video that is very...
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East Asian Study Seminar

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research and experience the culture of Zen Buddhism. They engage the practice of meditation by practicing themselves in a variety of contexts with different cultural readings.
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The Cleverest Thief

For Teachers K
Students practice their reading comprehension while listening to a classic folktale from India.  In this cultural storytelling lesson, students read the book The Cleverest Thief and complete word identification worksheets based on the...
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Japanese Rock Garden

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore Japanese arts. In this Japan culture instructional activity, students make their own Japanese rock garden. Students use shadow boxes to display their garden. Students also gain information about Japanese meditation and art.
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Reading Comprehension Practice: Nonfiction Text

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students practice their reading comprehension. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read or listen to a nonfiction article about meditation. This lesson includes discussion questions and comprehension questions.
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Lincoln's Political Theology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students continue to examine the events of the Civil War. Using primary source documents, they identify how Lincoln's religious beliefs affected the decisions he made during this time period. They discuss the meaning of his "Meditation...
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Wrap Up

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders demonstrate methods of relaxation by participating and assisting each other in meditation. They demonstrate their ability to experiment with the elements of dramatic presentation by relying on group co-ordination of voice,...
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Zach’s Lie: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Close your eyes and picture a time where you decided to tell the truth to someone. What were you wearing? How did you feel? Such prompts begin a guided imagery activity for Zach's Lie. Directions for creating an environment conducive to...
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John Donne's Poetry Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th
Concluding a study of metaphysical poetry? Challenge John Donne scholars with a worksheet that asks them to identify the subject of several of his poems, to interpret lines, to find examples of metaphysical conceits, and to analyze how...
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Directed and Undirected Free-writing: An Activity in Brainstorming

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders practice pre-writing skills using brainstorming methods. Using music and meditation, they examine the difference between directed and undirected free-writing, as well as how and when to apply them to the pre-writing process.

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