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Geometry and Islam: Religious Beliefs Made Visual
Students examine the importance of geometric patterns in Muslim countries. Using cutout patterns, they replicate the designs seen in Islam and color them. They put their completed designs on a bulletin board to show to the school.
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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...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What IS the Difference Between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims?
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan for Japan
The effect of cultural beliefs on the progress and industrialization of a society is an interesting idea to consider, and this is certainly true in this instructional activity on feudal Japan. Your young historians will read...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Knowing Me, Knowing You: Exploring Beliefs and Values, Lesson 6
Seventh graders use world map to identify global faiths, reflect on dominant faith of their country/continent of origin, conduct research on faith that may be new to them, and create presentation, including visual element, in celebration...
7th Social Studies & History
Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Knowing Me, Knowing You: Exploring Beliefs and Values
Students explore the topic of faith. They view an interfaith calendar and discuss the various holidays of many faiths. They research a faith for its origins, locations, beliefs, values, symbols, and key words. They create posters and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
The intent of this unit is to demonstrate some of the traditional arts of the Middle East. Extensive background information on the religion, culture, and nature of Islamic art found throughout the Middle East is provided. Each of the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History