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Learners 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.
Research ancient cultures with your class. They will read assigned text in class and utilize a map to identify the location of Egypt. Students complete many ancient Egypt activities including multiple choice questions, role-plays, and research assignments.
Students explore ancient cultures. In this ancient religions lesson plan, 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.
Learners 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 lesson may be controversial.
In 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.
Bring excitement and interest to your social studies with a unit on ancient civilizations.
Students study ancient Greek civilization. In this World history lesson, students locate Greece on a world map and review what the ancient Greeks did when they developed new ideas for government, science, philosophy, religion, and art.
Religion is an important area of study in any history class.
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 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.
A study of Ancient India can be a great way to cover a variety of subjects including art, history, and world religion.
Learners create a mural depicting modern life. In this ancient civilizations instructional activity, students view images of wall painting from ancient civilizations showing aspects of their daily life. Learners discuss the ways our life today is similar and different. Then, students create a mural showing a day in our life.
This resource includes a list of over 40 world religions and their major features, such as brief summaries of their origins and history, beliefs in god and an afterlife, practices, foundational texts, etc.  The document also includes an introduction explaining decisions that went into how the chart was formulated. Have learners review the religions and choose one to further study, research, and present Continually have class members refer back to this resource throughout a world religions course
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.
Sixth graders examine important information relating to Ancient Egypt while obtaining specific knowledge about ancient civilizations. In 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.
Students research the parallel development and complexity of writing and civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. In this ancient Mesopotamia lesson plan, 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.
Sixth graders participate in visual art learning stations to learn more about early Egyptian civilization. Students learn about Egyptian life through art models and demonstrations such as tomb painting, pottery and a game. Finally, using the information they gathered from the learning stations, 6th graders generate a journal entry as if they are a child describing daily life in ancient Egypt.
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.

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