The readings at the assignment links shown below have been selected to provide you with information about how Buddhism migrated from its site of origin in India, through China and into Japan. Some of the evidence of its past and ongoing influence are given. Please go to the links below, read each one, and answer, depending upon your specific situation, two of the three questions below the links.
Your answers to one required and one optional question should range from 250-500 words. This is 250- 500 total, not 250- 500 words each. Please use the title of the unit you are reading as your email subject header.
- (required) In what ways have these readings increased your understanding of Buddhism and its influence on East Asia?
- (optional) What examples of practices in daily life or cultural materials (e.g., art, poetry, architecture) might you use in a lesson plan created for your students.
- (optional) If you are not able to use this material in your own class, how might you share it with other teachers in your school?