World Religions Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
Students explore major world religions. In this world religions instructional activity, 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.
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.
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.
Sixth graders study the religion of Buddhism. In this Religions lesson, 6th graders participate in a Pre-Assessment of their knowledge of Buddhism. Students create a map of 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.
Students 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.
“. . . 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students look into the development of religious beliefs. In this ancient civilization instructional activity, students research the founders of several world religions including Akhenaton. Students use their findings to create world religion charts and respond to discussion questions.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Sixth graders participate in a lesson plan of comparing the religions of the world. They conduct research using the essential questions provided in the lesson plan. 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.
Sixth graders explore Hinduism. In this world religions lesson plan, 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.
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.