Religion And Magic
Students examine the indigenous religions of China (Daoism) and Japan (Shinto) to see how magical beliefs and practices form an integral part of these religions. This lesson may be controversial.
3 Views 18 Downloads
New Review Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires
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
Wiccan Belief & Practices
I'm sure many upper graders would be very interested to learn about the Neo-pagan practice of Wicca. Here you'll find a thoughtful presentation that provides excellent definitions to terms that relate to Wicca and many other world...
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
Economic principles and world history are beautifully woven together in this history presentation on medieval Indian Ocean trading. The narrator discusses the unprecedented self-regulation executed by merchants along the Indian Ocean...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
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.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Honoring Ganesha in India
Students explore the legends about Ganesha, Hindu art, and examine Hinduism. Using foam board as a base, they decorate the panel in the style of Hindu art. Students color the shape of Ganesha's elephant head and crown. They use glitter...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Story of Magic: Centuries of Deception
Students examine the history of magic and the men and women who practice the art. The Story of Magic would be useful for classes on Religion, Culture, Mythology, Physics and Psychology. It is appropriate for middle school and high school.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
St. Patricks Day Lesson: The Real Story of St. Patrick
Fun St. Patrick's Day facts abound. The lesson plan tells the story of the most famous icons associated with the holiday: the shamrock, snakes, Celtic religion, Irish history, and St. Patrick himself.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable