Judaism: Introducing Judaism
This resource includes:
-- a pre-reading survey to assess how much students already know about Judaism and its history: this would be a great group/class activity but could be done individually as well. It could also be completed as a webquest but one advantage to doing it as a survey (without other sources to consult) is that students can go back later and fill in the correct answers once they have read the texts (a couple of the questions cannot be answered by reading the passages, so students could research the answers). Space has been provided on the right side of the page for jotting down their ideas before they fill in their final answers with information from their research.
-- a post-reading vocabulary page with eight words, four from the first passage and four from the second for students to define;
-- two reading passages covering the historical background of Judaism. The texts are a great way to introduce students to the wider topic of this important world religion;
-- a page of questions (assessing comprehension as well as allowing students to express opinions while citing evidence) is included;
-- a full answer key is provided for all objective work.
Please have a look at my other introductory resources below. Each one may be bought separately:
Introducing the History of Christianity
World Religions Graphic Organizers and Activities
All of the items above, as well as the Judaism Introduction, may be purchased in a bundle at a discounted price:
World Religions Bundle of 6 Resources
ALL of my World Religions resources may be purchased in a mega bundle:
World Religions Mega Bundle 10 Resources
This includes the resources above as well as:
World Religions Founders and Leaders
Hinduism Graphic Organizers
Buddhism Graphic Organizers
World Religions Bundle of 5 Student Surveys Buddhism Christianity Hinduism Islam Judaism
Please have a look at my free item - a great way to start off your unit on World Religions!
World Religions Student Survey Free Resource