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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.
Sixth graders explore Christianity. In this world religions instructional activity, 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.
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.
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. There is a printable version, however the header has the designer's name below it. Consider adjusting before copying for students.
Tenth graders explore world religions. In this Asian culture instructional activity 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.