|CHOICE #1: Writing a Children’s Book about Siddhartha Gautama and Buddhism Your Task: When we think of books we read as children, we think of reading information that was simplified and easy to understand as well as seeing colorful and engaging images.
Your job is to create a children’s book about the topic of Siddhartha Gautama and Buddhism. The key is, you must understand what the information is about and then simplify it.
Your story must include:
-An introduction to Siddhartha Gautama and an explanation of who he was
-Explain how and why he created Buddhism
-Explain what the Buddhist beliefs are
-Explain how Buddhism spread around the world.
You may use pages 442-447 in the textbook for your information. Below are the requirements for your book.
Requirements/Format of the book:
1) You will use 2 pieces of construction paper that are folded one inside the other.
2) Your book must include the following:
Page 1: A Cover Page with the Title of the book, an image and your name(s)
Pages 2-6: Your information
-Each page must have 3-5 sentences of information
-Each page must have 1 image
Page 7:An acknowledgements page at the end in which you include all sources you used for information or images.
|CHOICE #2: Writing a magazine article about Hinduism and the Caste System Your Task: You are a journalist assigned to explore the religion of Hinduism, specifically the Caste System. You must conduct research and write an argumentative piece on whether or not the Caste System is fair.
In the article, you should include the following information:
-How/Why did the Caste System begin?
-Describe the Caste System (What are the castes? Who is in each level? What are the jobs/duties of each caste? Can you switch your caste?
-Describe Karma and how it is important in the religion of Hinduism
-Make your argument in stating whether or not the Caste System is fair based on the research you have conducted
-Include an image of the Caste System pyramid at the end of your article.
-Your article should be able to convince readers to agree with you!
-Make sure to credit any outside sources that you use (websites, the textbook etc.).
|CHOICE #3: Creating an informational pamphlet about the religions of India: Hinduism and Buddhism. Your Task: Create a pamphlet
about the religions of Hinduism and
Buddhism. You must conduct
research and organize the
information into categories for your
pamphlet. Imagine that this
pamphlet would be used as an
informational pamphlet to teach
people about both religions.
Format of the Pamphlet:
-Page 1: Title and Image
-Pages 2-3: Information about Hinduism (How it started, Caste System, Gods, Karma, Reincarnation)
-Pages 4-5: Information about Buddhism (How/why it started, Buddha, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, Nirvana)
-Page 6: Include acknowledgements as well as credit to any outside sources that you use (website, the textbook, etc.)
*Include at least THREE images/pictures throughout the pamphlet*