Buddha and Ashoka

For such a complex and lengthy topic, Mr. Green does a great job of introducing and/or quickly summarizing the major tenets of Indian cultural and religious history, as well as the origins of Buddhism. Topics covered in this episode include the Vedas, caste system, Dharma, the Bhagavad Gita, Siddhartha Guatama, and the Eightfold Path.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

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Classroom Considerations

  • Speaker moves very quickly through material, and some portions could prove to be very confusing
Pros

  • Incorporates direct quotes from primary religious texts
  • Includes a teacher and student version of the coordinating lesson plan
Cons

  • None