Religion and Fundamentalism
Pupils study the differences and similarities between Islam, Christianity, and Judaism using a handout containing a diagram. They determine what fundamentalism is and how it is different from the original intentions of different religions.
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Exercise in Conflict Resolution
How do major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, differ in how they view the role of individual freedoms within society, the definition of morality, and the importance of politically satisfying the greater good? Here...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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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...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Students watch a PowerPoint presentation about the Kirishitan religion in Japan. In this religious history lesson, students learn the fundamental beliefs and the historical contexts which have guided the growth of the Kirishitan religion...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Introduction to the Graphic Novel Maus
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10th - 12th English Language Arts
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