Christianity in Ancient Rome: The Rise and Spread! A Student Exploration!
The Rise & Spread of Christianity lesson is included in the larger Ancient Rome unit, located here:
Ancient Rome Unit: 14 fun, student-centered activities to teach Ancient Rome!
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In this highly-engaging Rise and Spread of Christianity lesson, students navigate their way through five centers (or stations) to understand the origins of Christianity, the basic teachings of Jesus, the history surrounding his crucifixion, and how the religion spread over time. Students read the included text centers and navigate through an included station guide that integrates station text, primary source analysis, and review materials.
Included is the student-centered text (or 5 major articles that can be broken into a jigsaw activity) and the student exploration packet. The student packet engages students with three sections per worksheet. In section 1, students decipher 3 bible verses to figure out which one describes the text they read. Then, students create a sketch that shows that verse in action. In section 2, students complete close reading questions. In section 3, students create 2 test questions (and answers) for a friend!
Please check out the preview for a sample of the entire activity. Enjoy!
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This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!
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