Matthew's Gospel emphasizes gentleness and nonviolence in striking ways. This fun activity highlights key passages that call Christians to be peacemakers. Students simply choose terms from a word bank and put into blanks. Effective in religious and
A fun activity introducing Arianism and the Council of Nicaea. An effective teaching tool in both religious and secular educational settings. An excellent starting point for examining diversity in early Christianity and efforts to standardize belief
A detailed, lengthy Power Point presentation on the various streams of Protestantism emerging in the 16th and 17th centuries. Among the topics covered are Renaissance Humanism, Erasmus, Neo-Platonism, Zwingli, Calvin, English Reformation, Quakers,
An attractive, detailed introduction to the Catholicism's communal and charitable tradition by means of a fun, fill-in-the-blank activity.
Among topics surveyed are Jesus's teachings, Acts 2 and 4, Francis of Assisi, Vincent de Paul, Mother
A detailed Power Point presentation that describes and contrasts the approaches of Columbus and Las Casas in the New World, especially concerning their treatment of the indigenous people of the Americas. Clear language, maps, and vibrant images.
An attractive, readable 2-page summary of Clovis, the Franks, and their adoption of Roman Catholicism. Page 3 offers questions to assess comprehension. Effective for either religious or secular institutions.
A fun, fill-in-the-blank activity exploring early Christian monasticism. Using a word bank, students simply place the correct term in the appropriate blank. Effective for both secular and religious educational settings.
A fun activity on the Jewish roots of earliest Christianity. Students simply fill in the blanks choosing terms from a word bank. Great for sparking conversation on the Jewish nature of the early decades of Christianity. This activity works in a
A fun activity that examines the weakening of imperial power in Rome and the rise of the papacy across the 4th, 5th, and 6th centuries. Students simply put terms from word bank into blanks in sentences. Effective in secular or religious educational
This Power Point introduces the English Reformation of the 16th century with clear language, vibrant images, and a professional appearance. An excellent overview of the key religious concerns and policies of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth
An attractive power point presentation on Martin Luther's conflict with Roman Catholic authority in the 16th century. The content summarizes key moments in the life of Luther and his core Reformation teachings. Among topics addressed are Luther's
A clearly-written, 3-page activity to introduce Karl Marx, his theory of communism, and how the American view of Marx has been shaped by the Cold War. The activity seeks to present an object historical view rather than evaluate Marxism. Students
A fun activity to introduce Medieval Catholicism. Students simply choose terms from a word bank and match with their definition. 20 terms/definitions. This activity works in both secular and religious settings.
An attractive, 4-page introduction to Paul of Tarsus, the early Christian leader and thinker. The document summarizes in clear language Paul's teachings on faith, universality, weakness, and love. Questions on page 4 can be used to check for
An introduction to Roman persecution of early Christians that focuses on Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp, and Perpetua. Detailed, informative, and readable. Effective for either secular or religious educational settings.