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Five Major World Religions
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.
Major World Religions
Students explore major world religions. In this world religions lesson, students discover the founders of religions, their places of worship, and the symbols that represent each religion. Students match pictures of these things to their correct religion.
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“. . . 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.
Introduction to World Religions - Buddhism
Sixth graders study the religion of Buddhism. In this Religions instructional activity, 6th graders participate in a Pre-Assessment of their knowledge of Buddhism. Students create a map of world religions.
World Religion Day: Reading Activities
If your class is observing World Religion Day in January, use this resource to provide a research and response opportunity. A short informational reading (available as an MP3 download for auditory learners and listening exercises) is the foundation for several activities, promoting comprehension and literacy. Learners complete phrases, do listening and reading cloze activities, conduct a student interview, and more! There are 4 options for engaging extension activities.
Introduction to World Religions
Sixth graders compare and contrast the world religions. In this cultural practices lesson, 6th graders locate places in the world where Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam are practiced.
Introduction to World Religions - Christianity
Sixth graders explore Christianity. In this world religions lesson, 6th graders listen to a lecture about the attributes of the religion and then listen to and then conduct independent research on Christianity. Students also complete a map activity based on the religion.
Ancient Egyptian & World Religions: Views of the Afterlife
Pupils compare and contrast major world religions of today with the religious beliefs of Ancient Egypt. Each student group is assigned one of the 5 major world religions. They make a presentation to the class.
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.
Belief Systems – Grade Six
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.
Students examine the fears and frustrations of citizens in the tolerant Muslim nation of Indonesia during the holy month of Ramadan. They explore the symbols used in various world religions and create 3-dimensional displays for a class.
7th Grade World Religions Research Worksheet
A perfect resource to guide your young research analysts as they dive into a paper about any one of the major world religions. It includes very basic questions that pertain to the information necessary to compose a good expository paper with a comparative ending.
Students look into the development of religious beliefs. In this ancient civilization lesson plan, students research the founders of several world religions including Akhenaton. Students use their findings to create world religion charts and respond to discussion questions.
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.
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.
Australia's Religious Diversity
Learners 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.
Cultures of India and China
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.
Comparing World Religions
Sixth graders participate in a lesson of comparing the religions of the world. They conduct research using the essential questions provided in the lesson. There is a rubric for the writing assignment for assessment.
Ninth graders investigate the symbols and historical figures of the five main religions of the world. They participate in a class discussion, listen to a lecture and take notes, and write five Haikus, one about each major religion of the world.
Introduction to World Religions - Hinduism
Sixth graders explore Hinduism. For this world religions lesson, 6th graders listen to a lecture about the attributes of the religion and then listen to and perform parts of The Remayana. Students also complete a map activity based on the religion.