GCSE  Buddhism - Lesson 1 of 20 [The Life of the Buddha: The Four Sights, Nibbana, Nirvana, Mara]

This is the first in a series of lessons on Buddhism for GCSE level students for the ‘Beliefs, Teachings & Practices’ section of the course [section A]. It is suitable for all exam-boards.

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Lesson 1 deals with: Buddha and Enlightenment
• The life of Buddha
• The early life of Buddha
• The Four Sights
• Defeat of Mara
• Enlightenment
• Nibbana
• Issues related to the life of Buddha, including the importance of Buddha for Buddhists in the modern world.
• Common and divergent emphases placed on the life of Buddha by different Buddhist groups
��� Different interpretations and emphases given to sources of wisdom and authority by different Buddhist groups.
• Anguttara Nikaya (AN) 3.38
• Samyutta Nikaya (SN) 35.199
• Majjhima Nikaya (MN) 36
• Samyutta Nikaya (SN) 56.11

The Download includes:
-A PPT Containing a Full Lesson (with assessment)
-A complete lesson plan covering: objectives, key-words, differentiation, and lesson timeline.
-A worksheet
-A video outlining the life of the Buddha.
-A Homework Task

This product no longer contains any video files: please find one of the many excellent YouTube videos on the life of the Buddha.

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Created: Oct 7, 2016

Updated: Sep 19, 2019

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