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The Roots of Religion: Teacher’s Guide
Students explore ancient cultures. In this ancient religions instructional activity, 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 28 Views 146 Downloads
A Survey of Ancient Religions
Young scholars 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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 67 Downloads
New Review Comparing Modern and Ancient Ideas of Ethnicity and Identity
Explore ethnicity and identity with a research and writing assignment. Class members conduct online research, looking in particular at images and carefully noting down their sources on notecards. They read about identity and compose essays that compare the ethnicity and identity that they experience to that of ancient people or the nineteenth century Middle Eastern world.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reflections of Ancient Greece
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.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 26 Views 23 Downloads
The Big Religion Chart
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 22 Downloads
Mesopotamian Gods: Handout
Ancient religion was often times closely linked to social structure and government. Hand out a handy guide that describes 12 major gods and goddesses from ancient Mesopotamia. They are each connected to a location, symbol, and force of nature.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 56 Downloads
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.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 7 Views 59 Downloads
Ancient Civilizations - Egypt
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.
6th Social Studies & History 24 Views 148 Downloads
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 plan, students analyze the Cuneiform writing system in ancient Mesopotamia and how the civilization evolved due to the system.
7th - 9th Language Arts 39 Views 171 Downloads
Young scholars look into the development of religious beliefs. In this ancient civilization lesson, students research the founders of several world religions including Akhenaton. Young scholars use their findings to create world religion charts and respond to discussion questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 46 Views 114 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 115 Downloads
From pharaohs and pyramids to the mummification process, this packet is a fantastic resource for studying ancient Egypt! Worksheets not only review key terms and practices that are foundational to ancient Egyptian culture, such as religious beliefs, writing, architecture, etc.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 39 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable