Ancient Religion Teacher Resources
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A Survey of Ancient Religions
Students examine ancient religions of Confucianism and Buddhism. Pupils prepare a K-W-L chart, Venn Diagram and participate in think-pair-share activities. Classmates compare and contrast Confucianism and Buddhism. They explore the difference between monotheistic religions and ancient religions.
The Ancient Civilization of Egypt
Research ancient cultures with your class. They will read assigned text in class and utilize a map to identify the location of Egypt. Learners complete many ancient Egypt activities including multiple choice questions, role-plays, and research assignments.
The Roots of Religion: Teacher’s Guide
Students explore ancient cultures. In this ancient religions lesson, students study the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia they watch "Garden of Eden" and discuss their impressions. Students then research Sumer and prepare presentations regarding their research findings.
The Wonders of Ancient Civilizations
Bring excitement and interest to your social studies with a unit on ancient civilizations.
Religion is an important area of study in any history class.
Religions of the World
A perfect resource for encouraging an understanding of the world's religions and note taking skills. Text is broken into a classic note taking style, ideal for teaching good habits. Content includes a break down of major religions, separated into monotheistic and polytheistic categories. All seven major religions plus two secondary religions are discussed.
What role does geography play in the development of a culture? How does ancient Greek culture still influence civilization today? These and other questions are explored in a unit study of Ancient Greece. The overview of the unit provided in this resource includes the unit and lesson plan objectives, essential questions, links to daily plans, graphic organizers, timed activities, a vocabulary list, and differentiated instruction strategies. The framework could be used as is, or enriched with additional activities.
Culture of Ancient India
A study of Ancient India can be a great way to cover a variety of subjects including art, history, and world religion.
Young scholars create a mural depicting modern life. In this ancient civilizations activity, students view images of wall painting from ancient civilizations showing aspects of their daily life. Young scholars discuss the ways our life today is similar and different. Then, students create a mural showing a day in our life.
Ancient Religions – Foundations for Societies
For this ancient religions worksheet, students fill in the scrolls about each ancient religion and fill in the blanks about them as well. Students complete this for 5 ancient religions.
In this religion instructional activity, 10th graders study the foundations for ancient religions. Students use the graphic organizer to understand the timeline and development of the religions through the ages.
Deep Roots of Ancient Greece
Students investigate Greek contributions to modern America. In this ancient Greek influence lesson, students watch videos, listen to lectures, and conduct research regarding ancient Greek ideals in order to analyze and trace Greek influence in modern American society. Several weblinks, worksheets, and project options are included with this lesson.
Students look into the development of religious beliefs. In this ancient civilization lesson plan, students research the founders of several world religions including Akhenaton. Students use their findings to create world religion charts and respond to discussion questions.
Religion And Magic
Students examine the indigenous religions of China (Daoism) and Japan (Shinto) to see how magical beliefs and practices form an integral part of these religions. This instructional activity may be controversial.
The Silk Road, An Ancient Internet
Pupils examine how goods and ideas moved along an ancient trade route between China and Europe. They make charts of items, ideas, etc. that were transported along the Silk Route.
The History of Religion
Students learn about the two main types of religions. In this religion lesson, students define religion and learn about early religion as well as religion in the west. Students define animism, polytheism, pantheism, monotheism, agnosticism and atheism.
Ancient Civilizations - Egypt
Sixth graders examine important information relating to Ancient Egypt while obtaining specific knowledge about ancient civilizations. For this ancient civilizations lesson, 6th graders read a chapter on Ancient Egypt, discuss and complete a 'Coat of Arms' worksheet, and explore websites dedicated to ancient civilizations.
The Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia: Emergence and Evolution
Students research the parallel development and complexity of writing and civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. In this ancient Mesopotamia lesson, students analyze the Cuneiform writing system in ancient Mesopotamia and how the civilization evolved due to the system. Students place artifacts in chronological order of their creation and write an explanation paragraph.
Students research the earliest Americans. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students investigate the Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas. Students examine artifacts used in the cultures and then determine what the artifacts were used for and make replicas of them.
Religion in Japan
Students engage in a lesson that has them investigate the major religions of Japan. The primary concern of the research is for students to search for the true meaning of tolerance.