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World Religions COMPLETE Investigation and Comparison Centers Activity

World Religions COMPLETE Investigation and Comparison Cent
World Religions COMPLETE Investigation and Comparison Cent
World Religions COMPLETE Investigation and Comparison Cent
World Religions COMPLETE Investigation and Comparison Cent
Common Core Standards
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.9, RH.9-10.1, ...
RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.3, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.9, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.3, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.7, RH.9-10.9
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This is a complete centers activity for the investigation and comparison of the major world religions. Students will visit each center to see vivid images and to read concise descriptions of the origination, practices, basic beliefs, and so much more on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Covers all of the core standards for teaching world religions in a Social Studies course.
Includes 7 Centers Cards for each of the 5 religions. Also includes student handouts for gathering information and 2 pages of comparison questions. These questions would serve as a great overview for the class wrap-up.

This lesson would work well in a World History course or in any other where the religions are studied or compared.

Please see my other Social Studies resources in my TpT Store!
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Answer Key
Does Not Apply
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3 Days

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A useful centres activity for our beliefs unit.
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Great addition to my unit on religions for world history
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Went great with my religion unit last year! Thank you!!!
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While this product is accurate and the activity the product incorporates is well-planned, I was not pleased with the quality of the photographs and other images. Even with the latest version of Adobe, imaged appeared - and printed - blurry (Many of them).
On  April 22, 2013Michele Luck's Social Studies  answered:
If you could let me know which images are showing up blurry for you, I would like to try to edit. I downloaded the file to my computer, and I am not seeing the blurriness with it at 100% in my Adobe Reader. I do not have access to print here, so please let me know! Thank you!
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Fabulous Unit!! Thanks!
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Content was great and super useful, just a few little mechanical/aesthetic issues. Spelling error on one of the Judaism cards, the word mourn was spelled morn. Several bullet points are out of alignment. I am looking forward to purchasing more of your work. Thank you.
On  February 19, 2013Michele Luck's Social Studies  answered:
I will fix the typo. And I'll look into the alignment. It's a pdf so there shouldn't be any issues! Thank you.
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Great Activity. My 7th graders did very well on this activity.
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On  December 9, 2012,  Buyer said:
Thank you for the world religion activity. I used the posters for Judaism, Christianity and Islam. I then created a matrix chart that the students completed as they moved around the room reading the laminated posters. I will do the same for Hinduism and Buddhism when we study Asia. It is a great way to keep middle school students active and engaged. Thank You! :) Your posters saved me a lot of time!
(PS: I also have a large class, so I printed out two sets and set one up in the hallway, the other around the classroom.)
On  December 9, 2012Michele Luck's Social Studies  answered:
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Question: Was there a reason why you did not use the matrix I provided with this activity? How would you like the matrix I provided to be different?
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On  December 5, 2012,  May M. said:
I laminated these for future use because I loved them so much! They were great centers for my students and the attached graphic organizer really helps keep things on track.
On  December 6, 2012Michele Luck's Social Studies  answered:
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your feedback and comment! :)
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This made my life much easier!
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On  November 5, 2012,  Buyer said:
This is a great activity! The only issue I ran into was how to manage the centers with large classes - any suggestions??
On  November 5, 2012Michele Luck's Social Studies  answered:
Thank you! And my suggestion for your large classes would be to divide the classes in half and have one group working on vocab, reading or analysis activities while the others do the centers and then switch the next day. Or an online scavenger hunt may be good for one group if you have lab or laptop access! Good luck!
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On  September 24, 2012Amy Allen (TpT Seller) said:
Great resource. I love how easy this was to do in my classroom.
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On  April 6, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I am thinking this would be a great activity for the end of the year of my World History studies (next year they go onto US History). It would bring together the religions studied in 6th and 7th grade. What do you think? I haven't seen the unit yet...just wondering.
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On  April 6, 2013Michele Luck's Social Studies  answered:
I usually started my World History courses with a world religions unit (including this activity), but I can also see it as a good wrap-up to the year. It compares the major world religions and also provides great information on each. It would help students to see the many similarities and the areas of contention relating to so many historic events they will study in U.S. and have studied in World!
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I found several typographical errors on the slides and cannot fix them. morn/mourn, it/is, Gautama, Laws of Christianity, Christian Society, Christian Worship, Origination of Islam, Muslim Worship
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On  February 20, 2013Michele Luck's Social Studies  answered:
I found the typos and they have been fixed! I apologize! You should have a message in your inbox from TpT notifying you that a new file has been uploaded. You should be able to download the new one now! Thank you again for your purchase. I hope your students enjoy the activity!
Michele
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Just wondering how this product is originally $7.00, but is now on sale for $7.02?
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On  November 25, 2012Michele Luck's Social Studies  answered:
Oh, I have no idea! That is odd! I will email the tech people here at TpT to check on this one! You will most likely have to contact them from your end as well to get a credit if it didn't come off in the checkout process! Sorry for the crazy problem!

Michele :)

Update: It was originally $7.80, but where the line slashes through the price, it looks like $7.00. I had to go into my stats pages to see it!

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On  August 17, 2012Erin Schneider (TpT Seller) asked:
Michele-Do you have a preview for this product?

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On  August 17, 2012Michele Luck's Social Studies  answered:
I did not upload a preview yet, but the thumbnails are great samples of the product cards. There are 7 topic cards for each of the 5 religions. The general topics are origination, gods, worship, beliefs, laws, practices, and a general introduction to each religion. There are also cards with directions for the activity and student handouts, including 2 pages of comparison questions to be used as wrap-ups at the end. I hope this answers your question! If not, let me know!
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World Religions COMPLETE Investigation and Comparison Cent
World Religions COMPLETE Investigation and Comparison Cent
World Religions COMPLETE Investigation and Comparison Cent
World Religions COMPLETE Investigation and Comparison Cent