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Lost Treasures of Tibet

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. Assign groups to research the basic tenets of Buddhism such as: Who was Buddha? What do Buddhists believe? How do Buddhists view nature? Where is Buddhism practiced today? By how many people? Have students record their findings. Conclusions may vary as Buddhism is extremely complex and many interpretations of Buddhism exist. Be sensitive to students who may practice Buddhism. As they watch, organize students into groups and have each group take notes about different areas of Buddhism revealed in their initial research.

After Watching

  1. Have students combine what they learned in the program with their research and report their final notes about Buddhism. Did anything in the program change or add to what they learned in their earlier research? What, if any, further questions do they have?

  2. An anthropologist is a scientist who studies human beings both in the past and in the present. Ask students to come up with reasons that anthropologists would be interested in the religion or religious art of a society. What might be learned from studying a society's religion?

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