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Clear and well-organized presentations are hard to come by. Luckily, here you'll find excellent information of the location, diffusion, and cultural landscape of each of the world's seven major religions. A truly helpful resource for covering material that could get quite complicated. Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all defined in terms of their cultural context and diffusion.
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.
". . . gentlenenss is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force." Prior to beginning Siddhartha, employ a KWHL strategy to provided your class members with the background knowledge of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Indian culture they will need for Herman Hesse's novel about his character's spiritual journey. Complete directions are included for the activities that will set readers on their own journey of self-discovery as they watch Siddhartha learn, "Your soul is the whole world."
Students explore world religions. In 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. Students share information by rotating groups, and then play a board game to review information learned.
Students consider the influence of religious values in global perspectives. In this global issues instructional activity, 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.
India's religion and cultural practices spread as trade and desire for their resources increased. Examine the shifts in Buddhism, Hinduism, and regional cultures that came with the spread of Indian trade. This presentation could be an example for globalization or act as a comparative case study for similar situations involving globalization and other economies.
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.
Examine how immigrants have changed the environment of the United States. Individually, middle schoolers will take a pre- and post-test to assess their reading comprehension. In groups, they compare and contrast the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam while they practice reading a page aloud to the class. To end the lesson plan, they analyze graphs and research the contributions of immigrants to the nation as a whole. Resource links are included.