1. OBJECTIVES 2. TEACHING UNITS 3. TEACHING METHOD 4. CLASSES 5. MATERIALS
1.1 To teach about the Buddha
To introduce students to the life story of the Buddha in such a way that they will be inspired to feel they can rely on his teachings and follow his example.
1.2 To teach the Dharma
To help students realise that the Dharma is truly unique, a precious gift to us, conducive to personal and collective peace and happiness. To inspire students to want to find out more about the Dharma, with a motivation of genuine interest rather than for ulterior motives such as material gain or praise.
To inspire students to want to find out more about the Dharma, with a motivation of genuine interest rather than for ulterior motives such as material gain or praise.
To awaken, encourage or nourish in students a love of peace and truth for their own sake and a desire to live in a better world, free from suffering, now and in the future.
1.3 To teach about the Sangha (the monastic community)
To help students understand the significance and role of the Sangha and to give them a basic knowledge of the monastic tradition, so deepening their insight into Buddhism.
1.4 To teach the history and culture of Buddhism
To enable students to put Buddhism into its historical context and give them some familiarity with the cultural practices of Buddhism.
The course material, at both primary and secondary level, has been organised into a syllabus and divided into teaching units. This approach has been designed to enable the teacher work systematically through the material. On the other hand the teacher could choose to select items from the course material, using it as a resource kit.
2.1 Primary level - eight units
Buddhist Studies for Primary Students (age 8 to 12 years) contains introductory material. The text is also suitable for children older than 12 years, if they are new to Buddhism.
Each of the eight units is structured around a lesson sheet which includes some or all of the following:
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2.2 Secondary level - eight units
Buddhist Studies for Secondary Students (age 12 to 18 years) contains the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and expands on the material covered in Buddhist Studies for Primary Students. All teachers are encouraged to select material from these units for additional Dharma instruction of younger children.
Each of the eight units is structured around a lesson sheet which includes some or all of the following:
Essentially the teaching method should be similar to that of the Buddha, who taught gradually. It should be the same for older and younger children; however for younger children one should use simpler words, simpler contemplations and examples that they can relate to. The units are designed to teach students about the Triple Gem (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha), by including material on the life story of the Buddha, his fundamental teachings (Dharma) and the history of the Buddhist tradition. All the materials needed for teaching are either within the teaching unit lesson sheets, or connected to them by active links.
4.1 Class structure
Essentially, give no lectures; rather, guide the children to teach themselves. Below is a suggested class structure. For a more detailed description of the class components see below.
4.2 Class components
Lesson sheets (one for each unit)
Contemplations (reflective thinking or meditations)
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5.1 General texts
5.2 Reference texts
Although there are many texts of varying length and depth on Buddhism, to gain a deeper understanding of Buddhism all teachers are encouraged to study the following short but comprehensive texts:
A selection of Mahayana texts and more advanced Theravada texts are available from BuddhaNet's web site. The texts mentioned above, and many more, are available as PDF documents in BuddhaNet's eBook Library.
5.3 Discourses from the Buddhist scriptures
Selected discourses from the Book of Protection (Venerable Piyadassi, 1981) are recommended to supplement the lesson material. This text was originally intended for beginners, but at present it is the most well known Buddhist text in Sri Lanka. It contains 10 precepts and a collection of 24 discourses taken from the Nikayas and compiled by the Maha Theras of Sri Lanka.
The discourses selected from the Book of Protection are beginner level discourses and appropriate for older children under the guidance of teachers. Even if students don't fully understand them, these discourses will give the children insight into Buddhist scriptures.
The First Discourse, Analysis of the Truths and Discourse on Loving-kindness are fundamental. The Jewels Discourse and Banner Protection will help students to understand the qualities of the Buddha and his students. The Blessings Discourse will also help them to understand good qualities to develop.
Mahayana discourses such as the Lotus and Heart Sutras are too advanced for children. The Heart Sutra was not intended for beginners. Hence we feel that the simpler Theravada texts are much more suitable as an introduction to Buddhist scriptures, as at the introductory level the main purpose of the scripture study is to support the core teachings the life story of the Buddha and the Four Noble Truths. At this level it is not appropriate to present students with a set of discourses representative of both traditions irrespective of their ability to understand them.
Hence Mahayana discourses are not included in the core Buddhist studies for young students. However, Mahayana texts and more advanced Theravada texts are suitable as electives for those students who show deeper interest in the Dharma, and these can be chosen and discussed during the free lessons as teachers feel appropriate.
While this material is designed for secondary students it could be used for primary students as well, with the assistance of the teacher.
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