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Students 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.
For this dreidel pattern worksheet, students create their own dreidels by following the instructions provided with the pattern.
For this Judaism worksheet, students determine where the 12 words or phrases in the word bank belong in the short narrative about Passover.
Students describe the conflict discussed in class, identify the groups involved in the conflict and their various interests, and define the term ethics. They analyze a current news story from an ethical point of view.
Sixth graders work together in small groups while researching and presenting different aspects of Judaism and Christianity. They write summaries and create group presentations.
In this Judaism, Christianity, and Islam worksheet, students fill in the blank graphic organizer with 9 attributes of the 3 world religions.
In this social studies worksheet, students find the meanings of the vocabulary terms by matching them with the definitions found on the right side.
In this Jewish traditions worksheet, students complete the provided graphic organizer by adding details about Jewish history, beliefs, practices, and holidays.
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the influence of their religious beliefs on their activism and their contributions to society. They will then arrange themselves into chronological order according to the accomplishments of the figures they researched and peer-teach their group's findings to their classmates.
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group. They then collaborate to develop a news segment demonstrating what they have learned about their group's unique perspective.
Through the use of stories, young learners explore the commonalities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Activities in the arts, geography, math, reading, and games are also part of this educational experience. This impressive, 24-page plan has got everything you need for successful implementation. Some of these activities look to be somewhat ambitious, so having a few parent helpers in class during these lessons to help your first graders will be essential.
Focus on the impact and practice of Islam throughout Asia and the Middle East. Learners review the seven major religions, the spread of Islam, and Islamic tenets commonly practiced. They then research one country that practices Islamic beliefs. They are encouraged to use primary and secondary sources and will focus their papers on culture, status of women, traditions, and religious practices.
Upper elementary schoolers investigate philanthropy and selflessness by reading a children's book. In this ethics lesson, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet inspiring, life.  Using a fake tree in class, they hang a leaf when they accomplish one of their goal throughout the year.
Are Northwest Florida schools violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution by allowing students or members of the clergy to recite prayers over the public address systems before football games? Class members tackle the Establishment Clause in a series of AP-style Free Response Questions (FRQ) activities. Groups examine three Supreme Court rulings on this issue of separation of church and state, and respond with majority and minority opinions. Assuming the role of justices, they then rule on the question and write their opinion.
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.
Amazing! Teach learners about the wonders of ancient Africa and Asia with a comprehensive set of teaching tools. You'll click to find a well-constructed presentation, a worksheet that has kids compare and contrast ancient alphabets, a fun group project, and a list of vocabulary terms. The unit centers on the ancient cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, and the Indus River Valley. 
This resource includes a list of over 40 world religions and their major features, such as brief summaries of their origins and history, beliefs in god and an afterlife, practices, foundational texts, etc.  The document also includes an introduction explaining decisions that went into how the chart was formulated. Have learners review the religions and choose one to further study, research, and present Continually have class members refer back to this resource throughout a world religions course
Islam is often discussed socio-politically rather than spiritually. Here, students read about this religion from primary and secondary sources including the Quran and a world religions book. They learn key terms in the context of the Islamic faith and answer the questions: What is Islam, and who is a Muslim? The resource includes the vocabulary and recommended resources. There is no final assessment or rubric.
“. . . world religions disagree on the most fundamental teachings. They cannot all be right or all be different parts of the same truth. Either one is true or all are false.” Accepting this premise is essential when examining this resource that purports to present a comparison of eight major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese (Confucianism, Taoism), Sikhism, Shintoism, and Atheism.
Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism. The major religions of the world are the focus of a resource that uses flashcard decks to engage users in a study of the principles and practices of these belief systems.

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