Study guide burmese religious life

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Study guide burmese religious life

  1. 1. Beyond Myanmar LODI HIGH SCHOOL SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES Historical Facts What do you know about Myanmar? Burmese Religious Life
  2. 2. Beyond Myanmar LODI HIGH SCHOOL SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES Think - Pair - Share •What do these photographs say about the extent to which Buddhist monks are part of daily life and society in Myanmar? •To which other country does the slide show compare Myanmar in terms of its devotion to Buddhism? •What conclusions can your draw about the role of religion in Myanmar based on these images? What makes a monk mad? •Read the article ‘What makes a monk mad?’ •Why did Buddhist monks in Myanmar turn their begging bowls upside down, and what were the implications of this action? •How does the article describe the relationship between Buddhist monks and soldiers in Myanmar? •What are some other historical examples of protest in this country, according to the article? •What does it mean that the monks’ power comes from ‘bestowing legitimacy’ on the rulers? •What conclusion can you draw about the future of Myanmar based on this article?

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