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Students research and listen to guest speakers on world religions. In this world religions lesson, students research Buddhsm, Islam, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Chinese Folk religions and their practices. Students explain differences and similarities between religions on a test.
Students develop a class definition of folklore. In groups, they read various folklores and discuss the loss of independence and how to survive. They answer discussion questions and compare the folklore tales to art. To end the lesson, they discover how past and present folklore has changed over time and compare it to the blues found in the Delta.
Students discuss the role of the oracles in Greek society. In groups, they use the internet to research the disagreements of scholoars on describing the importance of the oracles. They also discuss why the Greeks started going to see the oracles and relate their need to make decisions to the Greeks searching for answers with the Oracles.