I am a ninth-grade World Literatures teacher, and a central theme of our curriculum is “The Hero’s Journey.” We explore various aspects of the journey pattern in literature throughout the year. I am going to include a unit on the life/legend of the Buddha.
I am researching Buddha’s life and reading introductory Buddhist philosophy.
Preparation During Travel
I will take photos and gather information in Lumbini, Buddha’s birthplace, and Sarnath, location of his first sermon, to add to my lessons about Buddha’s life and teachings.