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Activity Overview


After students gather information about Buddhism by reading informative texts, literature, or watching a video, they can display their understanding using a spider map. Students will highlight the important facts about Buddhism using illustrations and descriptions. This is a great way to help organize information and can serve as a quick reference when reviewing for tests and quizzes! This example answers the following essential questions about Buddhism:

  1. When and where did Buddhism originate?
  2. Who was the Buddha and what did he teach his followers?
  3. What do Buddhists believe and what holidays do they celebrate?
  4. What objects or symbols are important or sacred in Buddhism?
  5. Where are its followers today and how many people practice Buddhism throughout the world?
  6. How do Buddhists worship and who are its spiritual leaders?


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a spider map that describes different important facts and features of Buddhism.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Create an illustration that represents each category using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  3. Write a 1-3 sentence description of each cell.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.

Requirements: Minimum of 5 cells showcasing different facts about Buddhism. Appropriate scenes to illustrate each category. 1-3 sentence description for each cell demonstrating your understanding.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: 5 Ws of Social Studies and History

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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