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644 resources with the concept belief systems

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Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
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Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bringing to light our own tendencies to stereotype is a key step toward becoming open-minded and informed members of a world community. Use this rich resource to discuss the harmful effects of stereotyping, as well as to consider the...
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Women’s Rights in Iraq

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the...
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Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of Islam.
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 3/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Religious equality starts, or attempts to start, with the Roman Empire's division into two empires instead of four. With this new political agreement, Constantine fights for people to be able to believe in whatever higher power they...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 1/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part one of six, this video plays more like a movie. It is gripping, exciting, and captivates its audience. Learn about the battles between Constantine and Maxentius for control over the Roman Empire. Also learn about the rise and fall...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 5/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A holy war ensues after the senate attempts to murder Constantine. Then, after neither side secures victory, a seven year-long stretch of peace follows. Still furious and unwilling to accept this change in religious intent, Licentious...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 6/6

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Tired, and nearly broken, Licinius barely makes it home from the war. Although Constantine and his army succeed, Licinius is able to retire with his family to Greece, leaving Constantine as the sole emperor. Learn what happens to...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 4/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What drives Constantine towards Christianity? How does the Roman senate respond? How do the Roman people respond? Constantine chooses to take money allocated for pagan temples and use it for Christian temples. How does this affect Roman...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 2/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Choosing to go into battle with the Christian symbol painted on their shields is extremely surprising to Constantine's army. Does it help them conquer Mexentius and his army at the Tigris River? Does it change the viewpoint that so many...
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Kabuki: The People's Dramatic Art

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped...
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Positions, Beliefs and Values

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do values shape people's thinking? Scholars explore their positions, beliefs, and values about gene therapy in part five of the six-part Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage? module. They work through statements and determine if they...
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Lesson Plan on China

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars ponder the beliefs of Confucianism. After reading several sayings made by Confucius, participants complete a chart filling in what each saying means using their own words. Using the same quotes split in half, pairs match...
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Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Does your class understand the importance of peaceful conflict resolution? Middle schoolers share conflict stories, then collaborate to resolve simulated conflicts during an engaging lesson plan. The teacher's guide contains...
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YELL Louder Than Ever Before!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here's one teen leadership unit that will have everyone yelling! Young scholars engage in highly effective leadership training using a mixture of group and individual activities. Each section of the lesson plan focuses on a key attribute...
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Intro to Evans-Pritchard’s Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic among the Azande

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Oxford professor E.E. Evans-Pritchard's Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic among the Azande is credited with developing the field of social anthropology. Introduce viewers to his argument that in the absence of science, societies like the...
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An Introduction to Edmund Gettier's Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teenagers are at the perfect age to start holding strong beliefs and opinions—and to explore whether those beliefs are the same as having knowledge. A short video analysis of Edmund Gettier's paper "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?"...
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An Introduction to Leon Festinger's A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do people continue to do things they know are harmful? A short video analysis of Leon Festinger's A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance discusses the conflict between held beliefs and contradictory information, and the lengths that...
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Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
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Ancient China

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
From China's physical geography and earliest beginnings of civilization to the Qin and Han dynasties, here is a nicely designed worksheet on ancient China, which includes a graphic organizer and timeline to summarize the reading material. 
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Islamic Art

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Did you know that the English word paradise comes from the Persian word pairidiz which means an enclosed park? This 76-slide PowerPoint introduces viewers to Islamic art, architecture, and religious beliefs. Designed to prepare learners...
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What IS the Difference Between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The distinction between Shiite and Sunni Muslims is an often misunderstood concept, yet very important for its implications in global affairs and for a more comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam.
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Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan

For Teachers 9th Standards
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule...
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World Religions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Support your class members in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of cultures and perspectives around the globe with a project on world religions.