World Leaders Lesson Plans
of the World Lesson Series | World
Religions Teaching Resources
Days of Christmas - This is a fun and creative way to explore
"The 12 Days of Christmas." This lesson reinforces numerical order,
repetition within a song, and group effort.
in Jesus - This bible study is focused towards a fuller understanding
of what it means for us in the 21st Cent. to abide in Jesus by a
close reading of the text found in the Gospel of John 15.1-17
and the Dalai Lama - Students will apply these teachings to situations
that could take place in their own lives.
to Come to America - Students examine reasons for immigration to America,
including economic, political, and religious considerations, and conduct
research to determine immigration history of students' families and compare
reasons other groups have come to America.
a Great Time - Wish You Were Here - This is an overview of colonial
life in America focusing on the social, political, religious, and economic
developments of the New England, Middle colonies, and Southern colonies.
vs. Buddhism - Students create Venn diagrams showing the differences
and similarities between the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism
have world religions shaped who I am today? - How did beliefs in each
of the main world religions of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism,
Animism, Judaism, or Christianity influence behavior of believers?
Five Major World Religions - This activity allows students to research
and identify various aspects of five major world religions including Christianity,
Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Students will use the World Wide
Web to conduct research, recording their findings in Microsoft Word tables.
- Four Freedoms
for the Fourth
- Hinduism- A teacher's
to Religion - Students are introduced to the world's five major religions
including: traits, characteristics, similarities and differences . Following
discussion students create an invitation to a holiday from one of the
religions they have studied.
- discuss how to promote understanding among people who have different
and the Rise of Christianity - Students will explore how change affects
different classes within a culture.
of the Indian Epics: Following the Dharma - How does the Ramayana
teach dharma, one of Hinduism's most important tenants?
Like Christmas, Exploring Sight - Students explore their sense of
sight, learn about the eyes and how to keep them safe, and become familiar
with how to help blind people become a part of their world.
and the Argument for American Independence - How did religion affect
arguments justifying American independence?
and the Fight for American Independence - The activities in this lesson
relate to how America's revolutionary leaders enlisted the support of
religion for their cause and how the religious beliefs of Anglican loyalists
and Quaker pacifists affected the fight for American independence.
In Schools - Students will be able to summarize how prayer was prohibited
in schools and recognize legal ways to pray in school.
of the World - Students begin a study of the part that religion plays
in culture, by discovering how many different religions there are in the
world and where they are predominantly located. This will involve reading,
as well as map work.
in 18th Century America - This curriculum unit will, through the use
of primary documents, introduce students to the First Great Awakening,
as well as to the ways in which religious-based arguments were used both
in support of and against the American Revolution.
of the Jews - I want the students to know that the other countries
and religions were very concerned about the Jews and also how badly the
jews needed halp and protection.
and Rites of Passage - Students will be able to define what a rite
of passage is. Students will recognize at least five specific rites of
- A complete overview.
Like Christmas, Exploring the Nose - In this lesson, students learn
that the sense of smell helps us to enjoy life and learn about unsafe
conditions. Students will smell Christmas by making gingerbread ornaments.
- The Christmas
Tree, Just Where Did it Come From? - The Christmas tree is popular
in most homes in the United States. We decorate our living and family
rooms and outside in the yard, with trees. Just how did they become part
of the American Christmas?
Disciple's Cross - The objectives are for everyone to get to know
each other a little better than they did to begin.
- The Five
Pillars of Islam - A teaching idea.
The Spread of Religions - How do religions interact, adopt new ideas,
and adapt to diverse cultures? As the missionaries, pilgrims, and converts
of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam moved around the world, the religions
created change and were themselves changed.
- The Three Doctrine
& Legalism - Students will imagine themselves to be, in turn, a follower
of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Legalism.
- The Whole
World Celebrated Christmas! Right? - This lesson is for use during
the weeks before the Christmas break. This will be great for middle school
students. It is a comparison of the other religious holidays that are
celebrated around this same time of year.
Religions - They will be taught the history of each religion, as well
as, be introduced to various current events that deal with the religions.