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Engage historians in world religions through personal stories. This activity has groups analyzing two personal accounts to determine who practices Hinduism and who Buddhism. Four roles are indicated: reader, writer, presenter, and organizer. However, they are not explained, which is fine if your class is used to this strategy. Groups analyze information and create a Venn Diagram comparing the two faiths. Consider synthesizing with a large Venn Diagram including all group responses.
Sixth graders study the tenets of the five major religions of the world. For this religion lesson, 6th graders investigate the tenets of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism by researching and recording on a matrix. They present the information in a Power Point presentation or dramatization. Finally, they determine the role that religion plays in the lives of people throughout the world and write a paragraph containing the information.
Students investigate how religions are created. They identify the basic history, beliefs, and practices of Confucianism, Sikhism, Shinto, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Students are to prepare a poster of their religions similarities/differences. They write a research paper on their chosen religion.
Sixth graders explore religions of the world, In this ancient civilizations lesson plan, 6th graders create a Venn diagram or other graphic organizer that shows the origins, customs, writings, and beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Students then compose a paragraph showing comparisons and contrasts choosing 2 of the religions.
Students explore 3 religions of the world. In this world religions lesson, students compare and contrast Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as they listen to a lecture and discuss their impressions. Students also watch and discuss the video, "Frontline: A Class Divided "Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes."
Sixth graders explore major religions in ancient India. They compare polytheism, monotheism, and reincarnation. Using the internet, 6th graders research information to compare Hinduism and Buddhism. They create, using Inspiration software, a graphic organizer detailing their facts.
Students explore world religions. In this history of religions instructional activity, 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.
This presentation offers three tasks to assist students in better understanding the similarities and differences between Hinduism and Buddhism. They answer a multiple choice question, write a paragraph explaining Buddhist rejection of the caste system, and complete a Venn diagram. This appears to be a review tool for use prior to an exam or after a completed unit.
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.