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Old 10-04-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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Does anybody have any good resources to supplement a Grade 10 unit on World Religions? Main topics are Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

I feel like the information I give is very boring -- it would be much more interesting if I could somehow make it more real to them and they could really understand that there are billions of people who worship much differently from them.

Any good stories, movies, activities, ANYTHING would be greatly appreciated!


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I had a book titled World Religions, but unfortunately I loaned it to someone who never seemed to give it back. It had great stories and activities in it. White cover with symbols for all of the religions on it.

I showed The Buddha last year during a unit on India. Found it on PBS. It was narrated by Richard Gere and was very interesting.

Invite in guest speakers if possible?
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When I did world religions with 6th graders, I focused on the basic tenets of each religion, and then the kids did lots of activities. I used a Teacher Created Resources book called World Religions, and we did things like buddhist mandala sand art, designed posters for different holidays, they made booklets of the different hindu gods, etc. I have a LOT of stuff but nothing in digital format...but a lot of ideas came from that book.
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I've heard lots of great things about that book -- I will put it on my Must-Have list! Thanks for the awesome ideas!
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In the past, I've had groups of students research the religions and create displays for a gallery walk.

They had to include symbols, beliefs, customs, god(s), religious holidays, quotes, pictures, etc. in their display.

All students had to write things they learned about the other religions during the gallery walk.

I've also had the students present their displays instead of the gallery walk.


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has a book about world religions
Dorling Kindersley has one too - a double page spread on each of the major religions, with tenets, traditions etc
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