This resource is a perfect way to help students organize basic facts about the world's religions that have the highest number of adherents. The organizers are arranged in alphabetical order. They are: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Native Religions, Shinto, and Sikhism.
The organizers are designed so that students will do general research on each religion as specified on each page. They will need access to books and the Internet in most cases. I have included some useful websites in the teacher guide (see preview), as well as books I used to provide information in the Answer Key section. I have also included a template so that you or your students can add a religion simply by filling in the blanks on the sheet.
There are four activities that greatly expand the possibilities of activities (and differentiation): Religious Festivals, Create a Pinning Board, Create a Webquest, and Compare and Contrast – One Religion/Two Sects.
The organizers would be excellent for review, as group activities (or some or all could be assigned to individual students), or could be completed as an independent study. Students may pick and choose, or be assigned one or more religions by you. One organizer can be used to begin a larger project. Working with the 10 organizers and the four activities, it is possible to have up to 40 different assignments at hand and if the blank template is used, even more!
Please have a look at my introductory resources that concentrate on one religion each:
Please also have a look at my FREE resource:
World Religions Student Survey Free Resource
The Graphic Organizer resource and all five of the introductory resources as well as the freebie are included in my World Religions bundle which is sold at a discounted price:
World Religions Bundle of 5 Resources
I also have a bundle of five student surveys which can be seen here:
World Religions Bundle of 5 Student Surveys Buddhism Christianity Hinduism Islam Judaism
Please note that this small bundle of surveys is not part of the larger bundle below.