This is a powerpoint designed for the beginning of a Abrahamic religions unit, or within an Ancient Rome unit. The powerpoint covers sects, symbols, God, beliefs, sacred texts, holidays, and house of worship. History is not included as this ppt is intended to give a general overview of the current world religion and it is expected that would be taught separately.
This is a lecture lesson, but it is hoped that students would ask many questions that would elicit discussion. Included are a 17-slide ppt and student notes with fill-ins. There are teacher notes included in some slides.
Please note that the Maimonides beliefs are listed in full, and this gets a bit long for some classes. On the student sheet, students are expected to fill in the beliefs in their own words. Teachers should use their own discretion as to whether this section would be helpful for their classes.