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Students discuss the different religions that make up the world today. They complete an interest inventory about their belief systems and the influence it has had on their lives. In groups of two, then four, then eight they discuss their responses and share their conclusions with the remainder of the class.
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.
What does freedom of religion mean? Analyze a series of Supreme Court cases where the First Amendment right to freedom of religion was put to the test. They discuss the cases' outcomes and argue whether the right decision was made. Inspire a great discussion in your government or history class!
Sixth graders research world religions and work in cooperative groups to gather internet information to make brochures about religions. In this world religion lesson, 6th graders explore historical time as it relates to the history of their community. Students also describe and compare the emergence of major religions and large-scale empires of the Mediterranean, China, and India.
Learners examine the presence of religion in public institutions. In this ethics lesson, students focus on one aspect of the presence of religion in public institutions, and the controversy surrounding religion in the public schools. Through research and interviews with community members, learners examine different perspectives on this issue. They then act as a fact-finding commission whose job is to offer a recommendation to a school administration about its policy on religion in the school.