Resources for Educators
The following links connect to essays and lessons plans featured on the Asia Society website. These have been prepared for the benefit of both adult and young visitors and include broad topics, such as “Belief Systems Along the Silk Road,” and the more focused “Xuanzang: The Monk Who Brought Buddhism First.” Educators of young children may find the illustrated stories, which are also Buddhist parables, particularly valuable.
This resource, created in conjunction with in Asia Society’s “Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art” exhibition provides lesson plans, detailed information on objects in the exhibition, and background material on the subject matter.
The Origins of Buddhism
Buddhism in Japan
Buddhism in China
Xuanzang: The Monk Who Brought Buddhism East
Belief Systems Along the Silk Roads
Chinese Belief Systems
Excerpts from Religious Texts
Pakistan’s Buddha Statues Under Attack