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The 3 Vinegar Tasters- Comparing Daoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism

Posted Eureka Lessons 7th Grade Social Science, HUMANITIES ELECTIVES, Lessons

Project this image for students and have them describe what they think is going on in the photo. Students make hypotheses using the following guiding questions.   Once students have answered the 6 questions, they think-pair-share on what they think the picture is describing.  Then, hand out the 3 Vinegar Tasters Story and have students […]

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Author/Illustrator: Demi 

Buddha by Demi- Guided Reading and Storyboard Activity

Posted Eureka Lessons 6th Grade social science, 7th Grade Social Science, ART 6-8, English, Grade 6, Grade 7, HUMANITIES ELECTIVES, Lessons, Literature

Demi’s Buddha is a fantastic, grade level appropriate book detailing the life and work of Siddhārtha Gautama.  The story is instantly engaging and the illustrations are well drawn.  For this activity, I recommend having 5-7 copies available to your students.  It’s roughly $3.45/copy (hardcover) on amazon. 1. Hand out Buddha by Demi- Guiding Questions and read aloud to students […]

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China’s 13th Century Agricultural and Commercial Developments

Posted Eureka Lessons 7th Grade Social Science, ART 6-8, English, Grade 7, HUMANITIES ELECTIVES, Lessons, Speaking and Listening

California Content Standard7.3.2- Describe agricultural, technological, and commercial developments during the Tang and Sung periods. Required Materials: Readings “Characteristics of the new Agriculture,” and “Growth of Trade and Commerce,” Marketplace ambiance audio clip, Rice Paddy ambiance audio clip, craft paper (2 sheets per student), water based paint, paintbrushes, cups (for rinsing paint) Activity Overview: Students will participate in a […]

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