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India Essential Question Essay

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									Name: ________________________________________ Date: ______________________ Per: _____ #: _____

                                          Essential Question Essay:
                 Comparing and Contrasting Hinduism and Buddhism
Directions: Using what you have learned from the “Roots of Hinduism” Activities and “Buddha, Buddhists, and Buddhism”
Activities you will write a formal essay answering the questions below. You have a checklist that lists the elements that
should be in your essay, as well as a Venn Diagram to help you organize your points of comparison and contrast.

THE QUESTION:
Part A:
Compare and contrast Hinduism and Buddhism as the two major religions of Ancient India in the following areas:
        (1) How they view the world
        (2) Their impact on government
        (3) Their impact on society/social class
        (4) Their impact on people’s behaviors.

Part B:
Using what you’ve written for Part A, answer the following question:
           How does religion shape our beliefs and attitudes?

ESSAY CHECKLIST:
   CONTENT:
           For each section (1-4) of Part A of the essay, use at least one example learned from the Hinduism and
            Buddhism Activities. The Information comes from readings or activities, and you must give the title of the
            specific reading and/or activity you referenced
                   Essay answers Part A (1) How they view the world
                   Essay answers Part A (2) Their impact on government
                   Essay answers Part A (3) Their impact on society/social class
                   Essay answers Part A (4) Their impact on people’s behaviors.
           Essay answers Part B by giving the writers opinion, but the opinion is based on previous examples from the
            Part A answer.
           Essay makes use of Vocabulary when possible

   STRUCTURE:
           Essay is in paragraph form. Each paragraph uses Introductory Sentences and Conclusion Sentences to begin
            and end.
           The questions (Part A and Part B) are referenced so that the reader knows what question the paragraph is
            answering
           Proper Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, and Formal Essay Styling is used throughout the essay
           Essay is Written Neatly or Typed (10-12 pt. Font (Calibri, Times New Roman, Arial))
           Essay has a Creative, On-Topic Title

           *** ROUGH DRAFT DUE FRIDAY DEC. 9th FOR PEER EDIT DAY ***
         *** FINAL PRODUCT DUE THURSDAY DEC. 13th (INDIA TEST DAY) ***
                                                            Essential Question Essay:
                     Comparing and Contrasting Hinduism and Buddhism- VENN DIAGRAM
Directions: Place what you have learned from the “Roots of Hinduism” Activities and “Buddha, Buddhists, and Buddhism” Activities into a Venn Diagram to help
you organize your points of comparison and contrast. This will NOT be graded.

                                HINDUISM                                BOTH                             BUDDHISM

								
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