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...for the Week of Nov. 8, 1999

Monday

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India and China - Culture and Politics Presentations
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) India and China - Culture and Politics Presentations
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) PT Conferences
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Veteran's Day
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) PT Conferences

...for the Week of Nov. 1, 1999

Monday

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Rome Review
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Rome Test
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Intro Hinduism and Buddhism - READ 8.1
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Caste System - READ 8.2
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Sacred Hoops and Buddhism

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    Unlike Rome, the civilizations east of the Indus River still clung to geography and religion as their threads of life.  Maturing over centuries of existence, India and China developed religious ideas that borrow from their past and their eastern roots.  Hinduism and the caste system it defended helped India stabilize its culture in a time when lack of stability meant disaster.  The Gupta Empire in particular championed Hinduism.  But following the enlightenment of Siddharta Gautama, Buddhism and it's rejection of the caste system, grew rapidly.  Buddhism also rejected gods, focusing on desire and the suffering Buddhists felt to which it led. In China, at the height of Han rule, Confucianism grew, providing guidance for living daily life.  Because of the stability the religions and philosophies of the east provided its people, China and India, at the turn of the first millennium, were far more advanced than the backward darkness that descended upon Europe following the fall of the Eternal City.

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Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism - The Basics

Sacred Hoops - Buddhism and Basketball

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Chapter 8.1 Chapter 8.2
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