From Our Classroom To Yours: Tibetan Buddhism in the Social Studies Classroom

Activity Type: 
Teacher Training--Area Studies
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00
Event Status: 
As Scheduled
Contact Person: 
Patrick Hughes
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A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom.
Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

Are you curious about Tibetan Buddhism and how it can be incorporated in the classroom? This presentation is for you! We will discuss the basic tenets of Tibetan Buddhism with a focus on some of the more unique aspects of its believers: the use of the mandala, khora, and the role of reincarnation. We will discuss and use clips from various films, including Unmistaken Child, Kundun, and Seven Years in Tibet. We will discuss the political role of the Dalai Lama and the future of Tibetan Buddhism in modern China as well. Prepare to learn, to meditate, and to admire the beauty of Tibetan Buddhism!

UCIS Unit: 
National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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