July 6

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama born

July 6, 1935

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  • Haven't I Seen You Somewhere Before? Samsara and karma in the Jataka Tales
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Haven't I Seen You Somewhere Before? Samsara and karma in the Jataka Tales

    Many English speakers are familiar with the Sanskrit word karma, which made its way into the language during the first half of the nineteenth century. It is often used in English to encapsulate the idea that “what goes around comes around.” This lesson plan is designed to bring the meaning of karma and the related concept of samsara to life through the reading of the Jataka Tales.

  • Morality "Tails" East and West: European Fables and Buddhist Jataka Tales
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Morality "Tails" East and West: European Fables and Buddhist Jataka Tales

    Fables, such as those attributed to Aesop, are short narratives populated by animals who behave like humans, and which convey lessons to the listener. Jataka Tales are often short narratives which tell the stories of the lives of the Buddha before he reached Enlightenment. In this lesson students will be introduced to both Aesop’s fables and to a few of the Jataka Tales, and through these stories will gain an understanding of one genre of storytelling: morality tales.

Anne Frank and her family go into hiding

July 6, 1942

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  • Anne Frank: One of Hundreds of Thousands
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Anne Frank: One of Hundreds of Thousands

    Drawing upon the online archives of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, this lesson helps students to put the events described by Anne Frank into historical perspective, and also serves as a broad overview of the Nazi conquest of Europe during World War II. After surveying the experiences of various countries under Nazi occupation, the lesson ends with activities related specifically to the Netherlands and Anne Frank.

  • Anne Frank: Writer
    Lesson Plan / Foreign Language
    Anne Frank: Writer

    This lesson concentrates on Anne Frank as a writer. After a look at Anne Frank the adolescent, and a consideration of how the experiences of growing up shaped her composition of the Diary, students explore some of the writing techniques Anne invented for herself and practice those techniques with material drawn from their own lives.

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