ERIC Number: ED332924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Noble Path: Buddhist Art of South Asia and Tibet. Teacher's Packet.
Sierra Community Coll., Rocklin, CA. Mathematics Dept.
A teaching packet was developed in association with the exhibition, "The Noble Path: Buddhist Art of South Asia and Tibet," held at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., from October 1, 1989 to March 31, 1990. The packet aims to provide students in middle and secondary schools with introductory material on Buddhism and how the Buddhist principles were expressed in Buddhist art of South Asia and Tibet. The packet consists of three main sections: (1) classroom discussion about the basic principles of Buddhism, including the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and Meditation on Loving-Kindness, and designed to encourage classroom discussion among students about the philosophy of Buddhism; (2) a slide packet that introduces some key images of Buddhist art and accompanied by discussion questions highlighting the Buddhist perception of objects; and (3) an activity guide to use while viewing the exhibition to help students understand symbolism in Buddhist art. The package also contains an evaluation form, and a glossary of Buddhist terms. A list of Buddhist temples in the Washington metropolitan area is provided as well as lists of books and films related to Buddhism, South Asia, and Tibet. (KM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Art Education, Art History, Asian Studies, Buddhism, Class Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Instructional Materials, Non Western Civilization, Painting (Visual Arts), Philosophy, Religion, Sculpture, Symbolism
Education Department, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560 (includes slide set).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington Post Co., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sierra Community Coll., Rocklin, CA. Mathematics Dept.
Identifiers: Asia (South); China (Tibet); Religious Art