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In this Christianity worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions about the attributes of the religion and then add details to a Venn diagram comparing Christianity and Judaism.
The Middle Ages
In this Middle Ages test activity, students respond to 12 matching, 23 multiple choice and 2 extra credit questions about the Crusdes and European feudalism.
Students explore world history by listening to lectures for one week. In this global regions lesson, students identify the five main religions and listen as their teacher breaks down their individual characteristics. Students research the Internet for further information and complete many worksheets in class.
Invitation to Religion
Students 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.
Walk a Quote: A Lesson Based Upon the Sugihara Story
Tenth graders gather information on the history of anti-Semitism and Judaism. Using texts from a variety of sources, they analyze the role of rescue and resistance in children's books. They discuss the child's point of view and reflect on quotes of interest to them. Examining the life of Sugihara's son, they discover the courage of one man to do the right thing.
World Religion At A Glance
Ninth graders research and assigned religion and fill out information they gather on their "Special Assingment Instruction Sheet." They create a sample brochure about the religion they researched, edit the brochure with another student then print a final copy of their brochure.
Comparing the Five Major World Religions
Sixth graders explore Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They research the religions through a WebQuest. They will then create a brochure or a PowerPoint that compares the five major world religions.
Opening our hearts and hands to others
Students study the act of charity in Judaism. In this charity lesson plan, students read about the act of giving in the Jewish culture called tzedakah, and give gifts to others.
Taking a Closer Look at Religions Around the World
Students explore diversity. In this religious studies lesson, students develop their knowledge and understanding of world religions as they use Internet and print sources to research Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
Debunking Stereotypes About Muslims and Islam
Students consider the impact of stereotypes. In this Islam instructional activity, students discuss the attributes that Islam, Christianity, and Judaism have in common. Students also discuss stereotypes about Islam and determine how to dispel them.
Tikkun Olam: Charting Your Course
Students explore the concept of Tikkun Olam in relation to Hurricane Katrina and efforts to help others. They read documents related to the Jewish response to Hurricane Katrina and discuss ways they can help rebuild. Working in small groups, they compare the story of Hayley Fields and her quest to buy a new Torah to the obligation of the Jewish tradition to help others.
Students explore the Jewish culture by listening to a guest speaker who discuss holidays, religion, and key events. They recognize and write various vocabulary words to describe one Jewish Holiday in their journals.
Challenging God from Inside the Tradition
Pupils explore elements of Jewish tradition and how they feel conflicted with rituals, theologies, and rules. They discuss their Jewish traditions and what they would change if possible. After group discussion, they read Helene Aylon's "Self-portrait" and identify her views of the Jewish tradition and how artwork expresses tension related to Jewish traditions.
The Ottoman Empire
Students compare the basic religious beliefs/and value systems of the three major religions that developed in the Middle East. Each group focuses on one of the religions, then reports to the rest of the class.
Birkat Hamazon - 4
Students study Judaism's sanctification of day-to-day material objects and actions, specifically the sanctification of eating that is reflected in Birkat Hamazon.
First graders become acquainted with the concept of honesty. A lecture is presented to the students detailing Moses' life and his involvement in presented the Ten Commandments to the people. After the lecture is completed, 1st graders create representations of the story using clay.
Who Believes What?
Seventh graders, using the World Wide Web, search different Web sites and make comparisons about different religions found among the people of Asia. They present their findings to the class in Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
Ray Frank on The Importance of Belief
Young scholars compare Ray Frank's biography and sermon to the importance of belief. They work in small groups to discuss their beliefs about Judaism and write letters describing their beliefs and incidents that have changed their beliefs. After working in groups, they reconvene as a class to share their letters and issues regarding their beliefs and hopes.
Young scholars explore the value of questioning, and why this value is deemed quintessential in the story of Pesach, and in Judaism in general. They appreciate that the ability to ask questions is in fact an expression of freedom.
Judaism- Hanukah- Dreidel Pattern
In this dreidel pattern instructional activity, students create their own dreidels by following the instructions provided with the pattern.