ERIC Number: ED156610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Siddartha: An Introduction to Buddhism and Hinduism Yesterday and Today.
Mooney, Edward L.
This three-week unit in world literature for 11th grade, average-ability students was developed as part of a series by the Public Education Religion Studies Center at Wright State University. An outline of the unit's content and subject matter is given. The novel "Siddhartha" is studied in its Hindu and Buddhist religious and cultural setting so that students learn of the historical origins of Hinduism and Buddhism, the beliefs and world views of the adherents, and the religious practices involved in these two faiths. Siddhartha's story is broken into three sections: his goal, the conflicts encountered in reaching his goal, and the resolution of his conflicts. A better understanding of the nature of religion and specifically the nature of Buddhism and Hinduism are two of seven cognitive objectives listed. Greater tolerance of other religions and improved research skills are examples from the seven affective and skill objectives. Fourteen initiatory, developmental, and culminating activities are described including audiovisual presentations, written reports, and special speakers. Suggestions for evaluation and a unit evaluation questionnaire are given. The document concludes with teacher and student references, and audiovisual materials. (BC)
Descriptors: Asian History, Cross Cultural Studies, Grade 11, Hinduism, Learning Activities, Literary History, Novels, Religious Education, Secondary Education, Students, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study, World Literature
Public Education Religion Studies Center, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45431 ($1.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.