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Exploring Religious Violence and Persecution in 16th Century Europe
Students watch a movie on religious violence in 16th century Europe and then write a background about a picture they are given on violence. In this religious violence lesson plan, students create the background by making inferences about the picture.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Dalai Lama: Free Expression and Religion
How is religious freedom connected to the conflict between China and Tibet? After reading an online passage of background information, your learners will divide into groups and both read and view an interview with the Dalai Lama. They will then explore the idea of non-violence as a response to the Tibetan conflict and offer their ideas through presentation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Religious Expression in Public Schools
Students divide into small groups, each one taking one of the sections of the letter from Secretary Riley, "Legal Guidelines on Religious Expression in Public Schools," the letter from Secretary Paige, and the document "Guidance on Constitutionality Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools" to read and explain to the other class members.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Religious Expression in Public Schools
Students explore religious expression in the United States. In this religious freedom lesson, students read a handout regarding Religious Freedom Day and other handouts regarding religious expression in public schools. Students complete the provided worksheet activities as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
An Approach To Teaching Religious Tolerance
Young scholars identify First Amendment rights of Freedom of Religion. They identify the colonies which were settled by people escaping religious persecution. They study the beliefs of the five major religions in the US.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Religious Tolerance in Colonial Maryland
Students complete worksheets and analyze passages about religious tolerance in Colonial Maryland. In this religious tolerance lesson plan, students discuss Maryland as a colony and answer short answer questions about it.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Arts in the Age of Religious Conflict: 1560-1648
Here is a bit of art history that deals with artistic expression during an age of religious conflict. Iconography, mannerism, baroque style, and Shakespeare are all covered in this simple presentation.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
VA Statute for Religious Freedom, III
Students analyze the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedoms and consider its implications. In this governing principles lesson, students explore primary and secondary sources regarding the document penned by Thomas Jefferson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
VA Statute for Religious Freedom, I. Semantic Map
Students analyze the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedoms and consider its implications. In this document analysis lesson, students explore primary and secondary sources regarding the document and create a semantic map that features connections between past and present.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Practice What You Preach
Students explore the meaning of religious tolerance, first by analyzing quotations about the acceptance of different beliefs and then by researching the history of tolerance within various religions as related to the quotations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 31 Downloads
A Work Of Faith
Students study about different types of religious art; they then select representative works from different faiths to create their own exhibit. They research a specific religious art tradition and create an exhibit of works of art from this faith.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Culture - Unit on Religion and Globalization
Students examine the impact of religious beliefs on perspectives about globalization. They watch and discuss a video, identify the role of the International Monetary Fund, read and discuss articles, and write an essay.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Students identify major religious leaders and locations. They answer the the question: Who were the religious leaders, where did they live, and what contibutions did they make? Students write their version of the most important statement about world religions and how they shape a person's life.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Young scholars look into the development of religious beliefs. In this ancient civilization lesson, students research the founders of several world religions including Akhenaton. Young scholars use their findings to create world religion charts and respond to discussion questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads