World Religions Teacher Resources
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The Big Religion Chart
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 33 Downloads
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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 61 Downloads
World Religions Project
This is a very well-designed comparative world religions project that offers clear guidelines, expectations, and supplemental materials to support learners in their research process. Class members are divided into groups and must then research and present on one of the five major world religions: Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Christianity.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 53 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
AP Human Geography Comparative World Religions Project
The guidelines and graphic organizer of this resource are great tools for beginning a comparative religions project with your class! After completing an information sheet comparing six major world religions (Judaism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam), learners must then discuss the cultural diffusion of two of the religions in a brief essay.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
7th Social Studies & History 13 Views 20 Downloads
Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?
Different cultures and religions explain death and the afterlife in different ways. Upper graders explore and research how the major religions explain death differently. They explore and discuss their own beliefs and how personal ideologies effect how a person behaves or interacts with their community.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 143 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?
How do different religions offer explanations for what happens when we die? Invite your learners to consider the variance and complexity of religious beliefs, and to research and compare/contrast the concept of death and afterlife according to five major world religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparative Religions Research Assignment
While the focus of this project is on comparing world religions, the guidelines of the resource could easily be utilized for a number of projects involving group work, presentation, and research. Groups must construct a PowerPoint presentation and script on a chosen religion, cover the seven dimensions of religion (experiential, mythic, ritual, etc.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Belief Systems – Grade Six
Young scholars explore world religions. In this history of religions lesson plan, students work in groups to research one of five religions. Young scholars complete a research worksheet and generate one related question and one significant symbol to represent their assigned religion.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 46 Views 194 Downloads
New Review Pilgrimage: Mission
What is the concept of a mission as it relates to religion? Your young historians will consider the missions of various world religions and their traditions. They will then write a persuasive essay arguing the overarching effect of a mission.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
The Rise of Christianity
Examine one of the 7 major world religions, how it began and spread throughout the globe. Upper graders can view this presentation to better understand the social and political impacts that Christianity had on Rome and western civilization.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 60 Downloads
Major World Religions
Students explore major world religions. For 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.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 30 Views 158 Downloads
World Religions: 7th Grade Geography
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.
7th Social Studies & History 6 Views 53 Downloads
Although this world religion word search offers little academic value, it includes several lesser-known religious terms (including Confucianism, Tripitaka, and Rig Veda), some of which are difficult for learners to spell. In that sense, this word search exposes learners to difficult words and practice with spelling.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 48 Downloads
Religions of the World
A perfect resource for encouraging an understanding of the world's religions and note taking skills. Text is broken into a classic note taking style, ideal for teaching good habits. Content includes a break down of major religions, separated into monotheistic and polytheistic categories.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 57 Views 126 Downloads
Chalkboard Challenge: The Five Major Religions
Employing a game format, this Jeopardy-influenced game provides questions to help learners review information related to the study of world religions. The questions involve an exploration of the Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist religions.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 12 Views 81 Downloads
Young scholars look into the development of religious beliefs. In this ancient civilization lesson plan, 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 5 Downloads