This "Reformation Scenario" is an excellent tool used to facilitate class discussion in a high school social studies lesson on the reformation, and works well as an introduction to a unit on the reformation. It specifically provides an in depth description of the dilemma which St. Thomas More faced
Who Get to Go is a simulation focusing on the birth stories of Jesus as recorded in Luke and Matthew. Through this experience participants will be helped to consider the types of people who came to see Jesus and what decisions they might have made before they came.
This simulation utilizes picture
This package includes all you need to put on a class simulation of Christ's trial in the New Testament leading up to Easter! It also includes the option to not only do ancient trials of Jesus' claims, but also present debates about Jesus' claims to be God.
The package includes:
A) A PowerPoint les
Palestine and Israel have a complicated history, to say the least. Their wars have caused huge amounts of conflict around the world and it is time that it comes to an end. Everyone seems to have a different idea of how the conflict should be resolved; one state, two states, international rule… It’s
Help your students learn the parts and prayers of the Catholic mass with this interactive PowerPoint. It is more than a presentation, it is an interactive game to learn the parts of the Catholic mass. Students open the PowerPoint on their computers and click on the buttons to indicate the correct pr
If you're looking for a fun and interactive way for your students to learn about the crusades this powerpoint based game could be for you. It's based on the idea of 'choose your own adventure' games. They time travel back to Medieval England and find out the reasons why people went on the crusades
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 lesson students are given a dilemma of what to do with a healthy, fertilised human embryo. They must put 8 different possible options in order from best to least favourable outcomes and explain how they arrived at that decision. Its makes for a very tricky discussion involving points like,-s
"Blue Balloon" is a 5-minute mindfulness meditation session with guided prompts. I wrote this meditation for the use of my middle school students who are studying Buddhism. I recorded the music personally, and am available for composition and freelance music production, as well as releasing free mus
This FREE 34 slide erosion and weathering Power Point contains scripture references to the wise man building his house upon the rock, 6 demo/activities and explains the process and results of erosion and weather. The differences between weathering and erosion plus chemical vs. physical weathering a
This Biblical Simulation is based on the story of Peter being confronted by a maid during Jesus’ trial as found in Matthew 26:57-58, 69. 'Peter’s Dilemma' is whether to deny or affirm his relationship with Jesus. The simulation is designed to be utilized in either a study setting or in a worship se
Some people mistakenly believe that public schools are not allowed to teach about religion. It is true that we are not allowed to PREACH about a religion, nor are we allowed to teach that one religion is better than another. Perhaps that is what many people find difficult. But I believe that the wo
Students build a map of a Jewish town in Poland (1394-1700) and experience the various systematic persecutions, celebrations and essential Jewish lifecycles that communities experienced. When they're finished - they have not only seen the highs and lows, but have a map to present as well. Often do
A simulation in which each group represents one of 6 interested parties or countries (Israel, inhabitants of occupied territories, Syria, Jordan, PLO and United States) in forging a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians. Included is the original 1947 map as decided by United Nations for
In this activity you will get two activities for the price of one! I adapted parables from the Bible in teaching my world history class for our unit on Christianity. It can be used in public or private schools.
Students are given modern prompts with ethical and moral dilemmas on it and asked to consider the response from the perspective of an ancient Chinese ethical system. What would Confucius' response be to finding 20 dollars in the hallway? What would the perspective of Daoism offer on the issue of i
Upper elementary students in Catholic schools or religious education learn a story about St. Valentine This skit may be performed by teachers for their students , older children, or more advanced readers in a third, fourth or fifth grade classroom. If you select 3 students to work on the skit, t
Help students grasp the difficult concepts of capitalism and communism through interaction, creativity, and play! With only a bag of chocolates and approximately one hour, students will grasp the basics of these economic/political systems...and have fun doing it, too! This set differs from my other
Students use 2 fully-interactive GoogleEarth overlay-sets (in either centripetal-GoogleEarth-view, or centrifugal-GoogleSky-view) to build a COMMANDING grasp of the workings of the Night-sky and of the conceptual Relationships between the constellations in each sector. Constellations are illustra
Social narratives are a great way to teach all students, especially those with special needs, social skills. A social narrative explains social situations and expectations using simple scenarios. Social narratives can be used as simple, personalized guides designed to prepare an individual for an i
This is a class activity where the students break into groups to perform a skit as one of the Confucian relationships. Skits are a great way for the students to show they understand the content they learned in class. This can be adapted to any grade that is focusing on ancient Chinese history or lea