Q2 W8 December 2-6


TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaWorld History / Advanced World History
Grade Level6th
Week #December 2-6 2019
Unit of InstructionAncient India
Standard(s) Taught

SS.6.W.4.4- Explain the teachings of Buddha

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Student Goals:

  • Introduce the origins of Buddhism 
  • Discuss Siddhartha Gutama- his role in Buddhism 
  • Compare the religions: Hinduism and Buddhism 
Classroom Activities

Students will complete center rotations this week on Buddhism.

Blended Learning Rotations- Skills: Origins of Buddhism

Rotation 1: Reading & Writing  


At this station you will be creating the 8- fold path diagram on your piece of printer paper. Use page 175 to create your diagram.

Rotation 3:  Free Space



Rotation 5: Current Events   


Analyze the chart of different world religions and discuss with your group at least 3 reasons why you think some religions have a larger population than others. Also include how you think religions spread through different countries.


Then on a piece of lined paper write a paragraph on your claims.    

Rotation 2: Art   

You will create a foldable on the 4 noble truths. Each flap must include important facts that explain each truth.



Use color for each noble truth.

Rotation 4: Charting


You will paste a Venn diagram in your spiral notebook. I want you to discuss with your group the differences and similarities between the religions and then write them into your Venn diagram.



Rotation 6:    


You may write a letter pretending that you are the Buddha to a middle school student that is struggling to find happiness in school.


What would your advice be? You must follow the teaching of Siddhartha (the Buddha)

*If you cannot get these activities accomplished in class please use the internet at home to complete*


Assignments Due

Rotation Work 

Additional Resources

ALL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.

When a student is absent, it is their responsibility to check the absent files in class and copy notes from a peer.  Students will have the number of days absent to complete missing work.  If you need any assignments emailed, please contact me at smithk@ivyhawnschool.org. 

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