World Religions Interactive Notebook and Graphic Organizers Bundle

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This interactive notebook bundle includes everything you need to teach about world religions (Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism).

The organizers in this resource can be used on their own, or as a supplement to student notes. Interactive notebooks are a great tool to keep students organized and engaged in the lesson!

In this resource you will find...
56 graphic organizers with text on them, and others left blank for your own customization
9 maps are also included
• The research is done for you! I have included 19 pages of thorough suggested answers that you are free to use with these graphic organizers and flippables.
• You will also receive previews of each page in action for you or your students to reference.
• A cover page and table of contents for each notebook is also included.

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{Origins of Judaism Interactive Notebook}
• Key vocabulary: 13 principles of faith, 613 commandments, Aaron, Aron Kodesh, Bimah, Esther, Gentile, Hebrew, Israel, Jerusalem, Kosher, Aramaic, Messiah, Patriarchs, Passover, Purim, Rabbi, Sabbath
• The 13 articles of faith
• Parts of the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible): the Torah, the Nevi'im, and the Ketuvim
• Children of Israel: the three patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob)
• Jewish matriarchs: Sarah, Leah, Rebekah, and Rachel
• The story of the exodus from Egypt
• Overview of the 10 commandments
• The twelve tribes of Israel location description and map
• The kings of Israel: Saul, David, and Solomon
• The split of Israel into the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah
• The building and destruction of the second temple

{Origins of Islam Interactive Notebook}
• Key vocabulary: Caliph, Caliphate, Abrahamic, Allah, Ramadan, Hadith, Ka'bah, Mosque, Monotheism, Sunnah, Surah, Adhan
• Belieifs (6 articles of faith)
• The five pillars of Islam (faith, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage)
• Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj)
• Judaism vs. Islam venn diagram
• Prophets of Islam (Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad)
• The life of Muhammad
• The Qur'an
• Sharia Law
• Ramadan
• The Rashidun Caliphate
• The spread of Islam (map)
• Sunni Islam
• Shia Islam

{Origins of Christianity Interactive Notebook}
• Key vocabulary: salvation, Kingdom of God, Messaih, Apostle, parable, redemption, Gospel, heresy, disciple, Bethlehem, Constantine, Bible
• Beliefs (creed)
• Life of Jesus
• The Trinity
• Scriptures: Old and New Testaments
• The Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
• The seven sacraments: baptism, penance, eucharist, confirmation, holy orders, matrimony, last rites
• Liturgical calendar: Advent, Christmastide, Epiphanytide, ordinary time, Lent, Holy Week, Paschal Triduum, Eastertide, Pentecost
• Christian symbols: cross/crucifix, ichthys, alpha & omega, staurogram, chi rho, dove
• Early Christianity: apostolic church, post-apostolic church
• Roman persecution
• Early heresies: adoptionism, arianism, docetism, ebonites, gnosticism, marcionism
• Councils: first council of Nicaea, first council of Constantinople, first council of Ephesus, council of Chalcedon, second council of Constantinople, third council of Constantinople, second council of Nicaea
• Spread of Christianity map
• Branches of Christianity

{Origins of Hinduism Interactive Notebook}
• Key vocabulary: atman, avatar, caste, guru, meditation, untouchables, vedas, upanishads, mantra, polytheism, sait, and lotus position
• The roots of Hinduism (the three Aryan gods - Indra, Agni, and Soma)
• The spread of Hinduism out of India and into southeast Asia
• Basic beliefs (Dharma, Artha, Samsara, Karma, and Moksha)
• The Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva)
• Other major deities (Lakshmi, Parvati, Shakti, Durga, Kali, Krishna, Rama, Ganesha, Indra, Varuna, Rudra, and Hanuman)
• Hindu creation myths
• Schools of philosophy
• Hindu text (Shruti and Smritit)
• Sanskrit epics (the Mahabharata and the Ramayana)
• Traditions (Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smartism)
• Practices (rituals, rites of passage, Bhakti, festivals, and pilgrimages)
• Hindu festivals
• Varnas (the caste system)
• Hindu temples

{Origins of Buddhism Interactive Notebook}
• Key vocabulary: Pali Canon, amitabha, arhat, bodhi tree, Dalai Lama, mantra, mandala, Pure Land Buddhism, sutra, zen, nirvana, Deer Park
• Life of the Buddha
• Buddhist concepts: dukkha, samsara, rebirth, karma, nirvana
• The Four Noble Truths
• The Eightfold Path
• The three jewels of Buddhism: Buddha, dharma, sangha
• The Dharmachakra
• Schools of Buddhism: vajrayana, mahayana, theravada
• Buddhist monasticism
• Early Buddhism: 1st and 2nd Buddhist councils
• Buddhism during the Maurya Empire map
• Expansion of Buddhism map
• Buddhist influence: India, central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, southeast Asia
• Buddhist temples
• Buddhism vs. Hinduism

Please view each product for an in-depth look at what is included in this resource!


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