This worksheet, with complete teacher answer key, can be used as an in-class lesson plan, homework assignment, or sub plan. Students learn about Siddhartha Gautama and the origin story of Buddhism, and analyze Buddhist texts and primary sources (The Four Noble Truths Sermon and The Five Precepts of
This complete lesson is packed with interactive games and activities helping students understand Hinduism in India. Students take brief notes and examine images on a PowerPoint, analyze primary source excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads to understand Hindu beliefs, and play the tradit
Engage your students with East Asian religions in a meaningful way with a reading, close reading worksheet, graphic organizer, and DBQ on Shintoism!The Shintoism lesson plan is a complete lesson on the basic beliefs of Shintoism. Students are given a reading with close reading worksheet to ensure th
This download includes both a PDF and MS WORD version of the document. The handout has been formatted to fit perfectly on one paper (front and back) for easy printing and copying. The text is from the book of Matthew Chapters 5, 6, and 7. A short bit of background info is also provided at the top
This document based question activity uses the Good Samaritan to demonstrate how Jesus used parables to spread Christianity.
Includes text of the parable with footnotes to give background information/definitions of uncommon words. Six questions prompt students to use evidence from and analyze the t
While teaching through the great awakening periods with my US History summer school class, I thought it would be fun to ask students not only to read sermons from the 5 different Great Awakening periods, but to write their own sermon using the values of those authors. Students had to address the pro
Google Compatible! History Bellringers. The Torah. Monotheism. The Covenant. The Commandments. Israel Taken Over by the Assyrians. Palestine Partition in 1947 (Israel). The Holocaust. The New Testament. The Sacrificial System. Crucifixion (Jesus). Now 1:1 Device Compatible! These are Warm Ups for an
Love Thy Neighbor: Analyzing the words of Jesus Primary Source Analysis takes students to two excerpts from the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The fist excerpt called the, “Greatest Commandment” in which Jesus discusses the importance of loving thy neighbor. The second is an excerpt in which
Get your students engaged in east asia and world religions through this complete Confucianism lesson plan.Students will read about the history, purpose, teachings, and influence of Confucianism. They will be able to follow along with a close reading guide. They can take notes either through a hands
Your students will practice reading, evidence based writing, and critical thinking skills in this complete East Asian Religion Unit (all common core aligned!)Start the unit with a one-class stations activity that introduce the students to the basics of each religions. Delve deeper into each topic wi
The analysis of primary sources is an essential component of history and thinking like a historian. Martin Luther had a tremendous effect on the reformation, but his intentions and intended audience were that only of Wittenberg,Germany and the local congregation. This is a great group work activity
In this inquiry-based 6 page packet, students analyze maps, images, primary sources, and short notes sections to learn important Jewish origin stories, the roots of Palestinian/Israeli conflict, and the lasting significance of Judaism in the Middle East. Primary sources include compare/contrast acti
Ten Commandments, according to the book of Exodus in the Jewish(Hebrew) Torah and in the Christian Bible, are laws for life given by God to Moses and the Hebrews of Israel. Great emphasis is also places these commandments in the Islamic faith in the three verses of the Quran, the sacred book of Isla
Islam's Golden Age Primary Source Analysis takes students back to the Golden Age of Islam. A brief introduction to the period is followed by an passage from the Persian theologian and philosopher, Al-Ghazali. His excerpt is as relevant today as it was a 1,000 years ago, the debate between science an
In this lesson, students will compare the beliefs about death and the afterlife of two ancient civilizations. For the ancient mesopotamian perspective, students will read a passage from Epic of Gilgamesh in which Enkidu has a vision of the afterlife. The ancient-Egyptian (Nile River Valley Civ.) per
After introducing the AP World History DBQ requirements to the students, they write a response to the 2004 AP DBQ on the spread of Buddhism in China (Time Period 2). The next day I give them this example of a response I wrote on the same prompt. It details an interpretation of each document and poin
Judaism & Christianity Unit, Jesus, Document Based Questions, Assessment, KAGAN Structures.
If you are looking for an interactive way to teach the life of Jesus with a DBQ this is the resource for you! I use this for my Judaism and Christianity unit, and the students had a great time!
In this article, I've taken some time to go a bit deeper than the typical "just the facts" approach that we as educators are often incentivized to take. Specifically, this article lays out in casual prose a big picture outlook on Eastern religious philosophies like Hinduism and Buddhism as well as t
This is a DBQ that explores similarities and differences between Norse, Egyptian, and Greek mythologies.
This DBQ comes with a background essay, 12 documents, a document analysis sheet that can be copied to have one for each document, and guidelines for an essay. It can be edited as needed. I edit
This informational text on Muhammad and Islam, is a great resource for any teacher covering the middle east, world religions, or simply trying to get students working with more informational text.*5 reading comprehension questions, with answer key, included.*MS Word for easy editing.*Great resource