Learning World Religions

How much do high schoolers know about the five major world religions? Enhance their religious literacy with a technological lesson plan that discusses the histories and beliefs of Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the presentation as a model for groups to base their own projects on when focusing on a single religion
  • Incorporate into a world history class or when discussing religious tenets
Classroom Considerations

  • Establish a protocol for the respectful discussion of controversial and sensitive topics, as topics relating to religion may elicit a variety of responses from class members
  • Lesson was written by a student teacher and contains a lot of procedural comments and scripted sections
  • Prezi assignment requires a login; consider creating a class-specific user name and password to avoid confusion
  • Requires access to the Internet, and to computers or tablets
  • Some steps require more instruction and modeling than outlined in the lesson plan
  • Designed for 10th graders, but applicable for younger classes as well
Pros

  • Includes modifications for multiple learning styles
  • Prezi format is engaging and informative
Cons

  • None
Common Core

Included Materials - Join to Access

  • World Religions Presentation
  • Bible Passage: Exodus
  • Bible Passage: Mark
  • Quran Excerpt: Surah
  • The Bhagavad-Gita
  • The Brahma Net Sutra
  • Assessment
  • Answer Key
  • Activity
  • Worksheet