Belief Systems 5-Day Unit: Monotheistic & Polytheistic Religions Print & Digital

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Such a great resource to use for my 6th graders. Easily adaptable and to either print or keep it virtual.

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    This bundle of no-prep lessons with introduce your students to Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Animism and Taoism. They include differentiation such as modified handouts and read aloud option, group work, primary source documents and digital activities. Answer Keys are included where appropriate.

    All slide presenations are editable.


    Day 1: Polytheistic Belief Systems: Editable slides walk you through this overview lesson. There is a group work component, reading passags and a student handout.

    DAY 2: Religions of Ancient India: Student choice lesson on Hinduism and Buddhism with PowerPoint, readings and student handout

    DAY 3: Ancient China Belief Systems: students analyze Confucian quotes

    DAY 4: Monotheistic Religions: Slide presentation, graphic organizer and a video

    DAY 5: Review Lesson: PowerPoint covers all the main points of each religion and includes discussion questions, students compelte a graphic organizer and a Venn Diagram.

    These lessons are designed for a single 50-minute period and are appropriate for 6-9 grade

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    What is and is not editable?

    The slides are editable. The student handouts are PDFs and not editable. The digital version of the student handouts are also not editable (other than adding a textbox over existing text)

    Who is this resource NOT appropriate for?

    This lesson is probably too difficult for elementary students and may be too easy for AP level 10th-12th graders.

    Why should I invest my hard-earned money on this resource?

    By purchasing this resource you are getting 5 complete lessons that would take many hours to create. It requires absolutely no preparation, and you can use it again and again:)

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    Total Pages
    90 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
    Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
    Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
    Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.


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