Religion and Its Influence: The Origins of Hinduism and Buddhism


World Cultures South and Southeast Asia Religion and Its Influence: The Origins of Hinduism and Buddhism
Students explore the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. They learn the origins, beliefs, important people, and key features. They compare and contrast the two religions. Finally, they learn about the holiday Diwali and consider what it might be like to participate in such a celebration.

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Overview:

In this experience, students explore the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. They learn the origins, beliefs, important people, and key features. They compare and contrast the two religions. Finally, they learn about the holiday Diwali and consider what it might be like to participate in such a celebration.

Objectives:

  • Describe the origins and beliefs of Hinduism.
  • Describe the origins and beliefs of Buddhism.
  • Compare and contrast aspects of Hinduism and Buddhism.


Two important world religions both began on the subcontinent of India—Hinduism and Buddhism. What do you know about these religions? If you don’t know very much, you’re about to learn a lot more in this experience!

Objectives:

  • Describe the origins and beliefs of Hinduism.
  • Describe the origins and beliefs of Buddhism.
  • Compare and contrast aspects of Hinduism and Buddhism.




Hindu Temple in India


Watch the first minute of the video Hinduism and Buddhism.


This video was a very short introduction to two major world religions. Write a question you have about either religion. If someone has already posted your question, try to think of a different one.



Revisit students’ questions after the class has finished studying Hinduism and Buddhism to see if they have all been answered.


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