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<ul><li> 1. Branches of Buddhism: What do the branches of Buddhism have in common? World Religions Richard Smart Oakland Mills High School </li> <li> 2. Warm up <ul><li>Respond to the following prompt in your journal </li></ul><ul><li>Which of the following would be most likely to produce profound change in the nature of a religious group: </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Spread into a new country. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>The passage of a century. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Acceptance as the state faith of a country. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>The rise of a strong leader. </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>What other factors could cause change? </li></ul></li></ul></li> <li> 3. </li> <li> 4. Branches of Buddhism <ul><li>In pairs: </li></ul><ul><li>Get a laptop each. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the branch of Buddhism you wish to research </li></ul><ul><li>Research the branch of Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Begin at http://bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/ </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>History (narrative/mythical) </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Beliefs (doctrinal &amp; philosophical, ethical &amp; legal) </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Practices (practical &amp; ritual, experiential and emotional) </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Images. </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li>Create a presentation together at http://docs.learningsmart.org/ </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Share the presentation with each member </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Divide up topics. </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Complete at least one slide each. </li></ul></li></ul></li> <li> 5. Topics for Research <ul><li>Theravada Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Mahayana Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Korean Zen Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Nichiren Buddhism - </li></ul><ul><li>Pure Land Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Tibetan Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Zen Buddhism </li></ul></li> <li> 6. Presentations <ul><li>View the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes for each on: </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>History </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Practices </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li>What are the major similarities/differences between these traditions? </li></ul><ul><li>Should any of these branches be considered a different faith? </li></ul></li> </ul>