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A History of Ideas. BBC Animations/Clips

Questions for The 4 truths of Buddhism

Aim: students read,  and listen to short animations about history of ideas. Students use this information  in order to prepare a task.
Level: high
Length of animations: 2 to 3 minutes
Subjects: various: Freud, justice,  Locke, Adam Smith and Economy, What is a human being,  Plato... you name it.

Source of animations: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3vVjcY47k2p5Wsnj3ZFHV5W/a-history-of-ideas 

  • activate student's previous knowledge on the subject by asking questions
  • OR: I am preparing  some pre-while watching questions for some of the videos. As I prepare them I will post them here for free download. 
Optional : This is the list of tasks I have prepared
  • Buddhism: The 4 Noble Truths: Find task HERE
  • The idea of cultural transmission. Find the task HERE
  • Free will defense. God vs Evil HERE
  • watch the video
  • prepare a task: summary, extension, paraphrasing, show and tell...
Click HERE to access BBC animations online

You may find some of these animations in YOUTUBE: See some samples below.
FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS   (See tasks above)

(See tasks above)

The Free Will Defence: A Good God Vs. The Existence of Evil (See tasks above) 

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