Go, Buddha, Go: Patterns in the Spread of Religions

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of patterns of cultural diffusion, while also reinforcing their knowledge of where religions began and where they spread to.
Rachael D. Henry
Grade Range: 
High School
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
10: The characteristics, distribution and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past