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Comparing Religions: Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism
Sixth graders explore religions of the world, In this ancient civilizations lesson plan, 6th graders create a Venn diagram or other graphic organizer that shows the origins, customs, writings, and beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
6th Social Studies & History 19 Views 128 Downloads
Belief Systems – Grade Six
Students explore world religions. For this history of religions lesson, students work in groups to research one of five religions. Students complete a research worksheet and generate one related question and one significant symbol to represent their assigned religion.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 40 Views 191 Downloads
Buddha and Ashoka
For such a complex and lengthy topic, Mr. Green does a great job of introducing and/or quickly summarizing the major tenets of Indian cultural and religious history, as well as the origins of Buddhism. Topics covered in this episode include the Vedas, caste system, Dharma, the Bhagavad Gita, Siddhartha Guatama, and the Eightfold Path.
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Global Literature: Nectar In A Sieve
Students write a persuasive essay explaining how religion and/or spirituality serves as both a guide and a source of conflict for both an individual and their culture. They develop a definition for the terms spiritual and religious through a class discussion.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
NATARAJ: SHIVA AS LORD OF THE DANCE
Students read" the meaning of the Nataraj, explore the various aspects of Hinduism that the Nataraj symbolizes; examine the importance of the samsara, moksha, and consider the Nataraj one of the finest works of art anywhere in the world.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Lessons of the Indian Epics: Following the Dharma
Students examine how the epic poem, "Ramayana" teaches dharma, one of Hinduism's most important tenets. They read the abridged version of the "Ramayana," identify the main plot points, complete a chart, and write an essay on a moral dilemma from the poem.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 22 Downloads
Students describe, illustrate, and present main beliefs of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Animism, Judaism, or Christianity religion. They share with a partner their most significant fact about each leader interviewed. Students use at least five of their intelligences, present the main beliefs of one of the main world religions or philosophies.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
India: A Quick Overview of Indian History
Only 18 slides, but they sure do cover a large time period! From Indian geography and the Aryan Invasion, to the Marya Empire and Buddhism, this overview touches on basic information regarding Indian history. Perfect as an introduction or overview, and review questions are included.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 9 Views 40 Downloads
World Religions: 7th Grade Geography
This presentation is well-organized. Each of the world's five major religions are totally defined by holy book, founder, icons, traditions, location, and history. While there is a lot of great info for Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism, a bit more could be added to the Hinduism slides.
7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 52 Downloads
Focus of Native American Religious Practices
Here are five quick lessons you can use to introduce your class to religions from around the world. They view and perform a Native American dance, watch a video on Judaism, compare the difference between Catholics and Protestants, watch a video on Eastern religion, and participate in a simulated hajj.
10th Social Studies & History 9 Views 3 Downloads
For this Hinduism worksheet, students, after reading "The Story of Rama and Sita," match six main characters with their descriptions. Students choose two characters from the story and fill in the two boxes with words and phrases that describe each one.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads