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The guidelines and graphic organizer of this resource are great tools for beginning a comparative religions project with your class! After completing an information sheet comparing six major world religions (Judaism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam), learners must then discuss the cultural diffusion of two of the religions in a brief essay. 
Students explore world religions.  In this history of religions lesson plan, 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.
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.
Seventh graders research and identify various aspects of five major world religions including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. They use Microsoft Word tables to chart and compare their findings.
Learners demonstrate their understanding of the themes and symbols that are associated with Diwali. They participate in a service project centered on spreading good luck and fortune in their community.
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.
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.
Pupils explore the principal religions which are alive today: Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and the Philosophies of the Chinese. They determine that there are scientific explanations for many of the subjects that dealt with sacred stories.
In this world religions worksheet, students complete 5 graphic organizers with attributes about Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam.
Learners are introduced to the five major religions of the world: Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism. They research an important holiday from one of these religions and design an invitation to the celebration.
Students considers the piece of artwork entitled, The Nataraj, Lord Shiva and Lord of the Dance to visualize several of the most important ideas of Hinduism.
Students discuss the four goals of Hinduism before reading the story, "Eight Rupees." They read the story and discuss the symbolism of the eight rupees using the Hindu values.
Students explore the concept of artha. In this Hinduism lesson plan, students read, "Seven Ways to Greet a Neighbor," and "Eight Rupees." Students discuss artha in light of the readings completed as part of the lesson plan.
Seventh graders explore the religion of Hinduism.  In this Religion lesson, 7th graders illustrate how people from one country adapt to a new country.  Students predict the future status of Hinduism in the United States. 
Learners analyze changing and competing interpretations of issues, events, and developments throughout world history. They brainstorm ideas about what they think about Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Animism, Judaism, or Christianity.
In this Hinduism worksheet, students write a six paragraph letter imagining that they have been invited to spend a day with an Indian family during Diwali and express their reactions to the celebrations they experience.
Students compare belief systems. In groups, pupils research an assigned religion. They create a chart displaying the geographic origins, founding leaders and major teachings of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. In cooperative groups, students simulate a reporter interviewing members of religious groups. They play games to explore main topics of religions. Students write a summary of their findings.
Learners compare and contrast the characteristics of Buddhism and Hinduism. Using the internet, they research the importance of religion to people in Nepal. To end the lesson, they compare their religion to either Buddhism or Hinduism and answer specific questions on the role of religion in the United States.

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