The Beliefs of Judaism: T.O.R.A.H.
In this Judaism study guide worksheet, students read about the beliefs concerning the Torah and then respond to 3 short answer questions.
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Three Tour Guides: A Middle East Travel Activity
This is a great way to get your scholars recalling the information they have learned about Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in a fun and interactive way! They begin by examining 10 statements and determining if they apply to 1, 2, or all...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
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
Judicial Branch in a Flash
What is the difference between the federal court and state court systems? What about criminal versus civil cases? Check out this resource that will offer your class members a general and effective overview of the judicial branch in the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
Knowing Me, Knowing You: Exploring Beliefs and Values
Middle schoolers 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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?
How do different religions offer explanations for what happens when we die? Invite your learners to consider the variance and complexity of religious beliefs, and to research and compare/contrast the concept of death and afterlife...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Are You a Democrat or a Republican? Are You Really?
Have new or soon-to-be voters examine different political parties and their platforms as they figure out which one aligns most with their beliefs. After taking a few online quizzes, students split into pairs to discuss and then in larger...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Edmund Gettier's Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
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?"...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Leon Festinger's A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance
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...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History