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“The doors were nailed up; the way back was finally cut off. The world was a cattle wagon hermetically sealed.” Hermetically, pestilential, and deportation are among the words on a list of vocabulary drawn from Elie Wiesel’s Night. Part-two of the three-page packet consists of questions about what happens in the opening chapters. Help readers make text-to-self connections with personal response and evaluative questions.
Students explore harvest festivals. In this harvesting lesson plan, students view photos of Christian harvest festivals and Jewish harvest festivals. Students plan a harvest festival within their own school.
Eighth graders, in groups, receive written summaries of the major people and events represented in the exhibit, as well as additional documents and websites.
Young scholars read several Jewish folktales and identify the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev, and Rabbi Shneur Zalman and explain how they used parables to teach their people. They describe the eight levels of Tzedakah.
Students discuss the stereotypes associated with the major religions of the world. Using primary sources, they summarize the information and role play various roles to the class. They participate in a debate between the different points of view of each religious group.
Students research food. In this food lesson, students make lists of foods from the New World and Old World as well as their origins. Students complete a handout for the topic and work in groups to research the history of basic ingredients for the listed meals. Students write a report on the food research and prepare a presentation.
Pupils gain an introduction to the learning and cultural achievement fostered under Akbar through an exploration of an illustration from the Akbarnama (History of Akbar).
Students identify major world religions and forms of spirituality and recognise the religious diversity of communities in Australia. They brainstorm for the definition of religion. Students brainstorm to come up with a list of religions.
Students study the differences and similarities between Islam, Christianity, and Judaism using a handout containing a diagram. They determine what fundamentalism is and how it is different from the original intentions of different religions.
Tenth graders explore world religions. In this Asian culture lesson students compare and contrast several major religions. Students will view a slide show and examine primary sources to reflect and discuss the topic of religious differences around the globe.
In this Middle Ages test worksheet, learners 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.
Do you have a class full of middle schoolers eager to learn about world religion? If not, at least you have a nice learning exercise to give them. They'll define seven terms related to the Judeo-Christian tradition, list contributions made to democracy by the tradition, and discuss ideas that both Judaism and Christianity share.
Students examine the role of the Islamic religion in the Middle East and around the world. They determine that Muslims believe that Islam is a way of life and analyze information on Islamic movements to create both a written and oral report.
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.
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.
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.
In this writing frame worksheet, students imagine they are journalists reporting for a local newspaper. Students write an article about Yom Kippur that illustrates their knowledge of the Jewish religious festival.
In this recipe activity, students discover how to make potato latkes and applesauce, traditional Hanukkah foods, by following the recipes presented.
In this Hebrew number learning exercise, students practice writing the Hebrew numbers 1 through 10 after they read a 2 paragraph description of the ancient language.