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ARTICLE: Why Do We Need a New Model of Education?

Kristin Lhatso and Noa Jones of Middle Way briefly summarize why a new model of Buddhist education for children is necessary.

LINK: Take a Harvard Buddhism Course Online for Free

"Buddhism Through Its Scriptures" is a 4-week course offered by Harvard University and edX, and is open to all.

LESSON: International Dunhuang Project’s Buddhism Education Pack

This 9-part worksheet set from the International Dunhuang Project introduces basic Buddhist concepts and history to the classroom using source material from the British Library and other institutions.

BOOKS: Old Path White Clouds

A review Thich Nhat Hanh's classic text, great for parents, educators, and students alike.

WORKSHEET: About the Jataka Tales

The ninth worksheet of a 9-part Buddhism Education Pack, drawing in the history of The Silk Road to teach about Buddhist history and culture. This worksheet introduces the Jataka Tales and recounts the Ruru Jataka, or the Tale of the Deer of Nine Colours. It includes cave paintings of the tale from a cave at Dunhuang.

WORKSHEET: Bodhisattvas and Avalokiteshvara

The eighth worksheet of a 9-part Buddhism Education Pack, drawing in the history of The Silk Road to teach about Buddhist history and culture. This worksheet explains the history of Avalokiteshvara and the principle of bodhisattvas.

WORKSHEET: Object Focus—The Diamond Sutra

The seventh worksheet of a 9-part Buddhism Education Pack, drawing in the history of The Silk Road to teach about Buddhist history and culture. This worksheet asks students to examine and analyze a section of The Diamond Sutra scroll.

WORKSHEET: Iconography of the Buddha

The fifth worksheet of a 9-part Buddhism Education Pack, drawing in the history of The Silk Road to teach about Buddhist history and culture. This worksheet covers the iconography of the Buddha.

WORKSHEET: The Life of the Buddha

This worksheet covers The Life of the Buddha and encourages students to think critically about depictions of the Buddha from history.

WORKSHEET: Buddhist Cave Temples: The Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang

The second worksheet of a 9-part Buddhism Education Pack, drawing in the history of The Silk Road to teach about Buddhist history and culture. This worksheet discusses the history of Buddhist cave temples in Asia and explains their significance.
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