Bahai Faith Teacher Resources
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How much do you learners know about the Bahai religion? If this is a topic of study in your class, they'll be able to use the provided map to show the diffusion, location, origin, and distribution of this not-so-well-known sect that unifies several religious ideas.
Students investigate the context of Israel being a land of importance for the Bahai Faith group. They retell stories of faithful events that convey spiritual meaning. They reflect upon how life is to be lived according to certain virtues of righteousness.
Students investigate the goodness of God according to the Bahai Faith and establish his goodness for all mankind. They define how Bahaullah was a teacher who came as an example of performing good deeds for God, and his intention was to model the love of God for the whole world.
Students engage in a lesson that teaches about the Bahai Faith and the manifestation of God found in the religious teachers of the world. They say prayers and meditate on the teachings of Krishna. The lesson is focused upon an experience through a reading of prayers and recitation.
Learners consider the influence of religious values in global perspectives. In this global issues lesson, students research noted articles and documents about globalization, discuss the implications of living in a global society, and determine whether religion opposes or supports globalization initiatives.
If your class is observing World Religion Day in January, use this resource to provide a research and response opportunity. A short informational reading (available as an MP3 download for auditory learners and listening exercises) is the foundation for several activities, promoting comprehension and literacy. Learners complete phrases, do listening and reading cloze activities, conduct a student interview, and more! There are 4 options for engaging extension activities.
Students reflect on how religion has played a major role in globalization. In this lesson, students visit multiple internet sites, then participate in a class discussion on the various ideas on globalization that they learned in their readings. The lesson concludes with the students writing an essay on the topic.
In this religion lesson, students examine the role of religion and globalization. They discover the differences in attitudes toward globalization in different religions. They also examine how globalization has helped to spread religion.
Although this world religion word search offers little academic value, it includes several lesser-known belief systems (including Rastafarianism, Zoroastrianism, and Baha'i), some of which are difficult for learners to spell. In that sense, this word search exposes learners to difficult words and practice with spelling. There is a printable version, however the header is not capitalized and has the designer's name below it. Consider adjusting before copying for students.
While the focus of this project is on comparing world religions, the guidelines of the resource could easily be utilized for a number of projects involving group work, presentation, and research. Groups must construct a PowerPoint presentation and script on a chosen religion, cover the seven dimensions of religion (experiential, mythic, ritual, etc.), and compile a list of key terms, concepts, and peoples in the religions.
Include an informative app in your lesson about world religions and holy days. Kids can choose from eleven different religions to explore, and learn about many days of religious observance and celebration.
Students explore celebrations marking the new year in various cultures and countries around the world. They propose a plan for a New Year's celebration for a fictional nation that is inclusive of the diverse populations there.
Students consider the prospect of inviting a controversial leader to speak in their community. They analyze the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial invitation to speak at Columbia University. Students create provocative interview questions to ask other contentious world leaders for class presentations.
Students analyze the genocide in Sudan, and debate the obligations of the international community. They develop and create an action plan to implement a humanitarian project in their school and community to aid the citizens of Darfur.
Students examine the impact of religious beliefs on perspectives about globalization. They watch and discuss a video, identify the role of the International Monetary Fund, read and discuss articles, and write an essay.
Seventh graders, while brainstorming, compare/contrast statistics about different countries concerning population growth and religion. They assess a variety of media to include in their statistics. In the end, their studies guide them to appreciate the contributions and respect diversity that all countries make to the world daily.
Learners research various cultural and religious festivals celebrated and observed by Australians, describing common elements and identifying adaptations that have been made for life in Australia.
Young scholars review the notes they took for "The Little Prince". After identifying the instances of responsibility in the text, they discuss them with others in English. As a class, they watch parts of "Children of Heaven" and write down their predictions for the rest of the film. To end the lesson, they compare their predictions with a partner using their communication skills.
Students explore the topic of faith. They view an interfaith calendar and discuss the various holidays of many faiths. They research a faith for its origins, locations, beliefs, values, symbols, and key words. They create posters and quilt pieces of their topics and present to the class.