RELIGION

September 26 - September 28

INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION

6.C.1.2 The basic beliefs and practices of monotheistic and polytheistic religions transformed civilizations.

6.H.2.1 The religious beliefs played a role in migrations, invasions and conquests of cultural groups.

6.H.2.2 The religious events of the past impact the events of today.

6.H.2.4 Historical leaders and their followers brought about religious changes that transformed societies.

Wednesday

Standard

Dissection

Students will dissect the standards for the religion unit. Using google classroom, groups will break apart the objectives in google slides. 

Thursday

What is Religion?

 You will start by brainstorming a definition for  the term "religion." 

Then, we will discuss What is Religion (linked above). 

Next, you will select 3 questions from each side of the read like a... reader and writer.  Discuss your answers and then write a statement that answers the question:

What is Religion?    

What similarities and differences do you see?

 

Finally, examine the belief systems of polytheism and monotheism. (linked below)

Friday

Religion Origins

 

You will be reading this riveting article outlining the origins of religions across the globe. Then, write down the questions in your notebook and prepare to share out your thoughts! 

October 1 - October 5

India and China and POLYTHEISM

6.C.1.2 The basic beliefs and practices of monotheistic and polytheistic religions transformed civilizations.

Monday

India

Hinduism

Buddhism

Students will use the article and crash course to fill out the graphic organizer provided. 

How was the caste system connected to the Hindu religion?

Tuesday

Wednesday

China

1. Taoism “Keep it simple”

2. Confucianism “Respect your family, hard work and education”

3. Buddhism “Respect all property and life”

 

You will examine eight situations that you can be exposed to. For each situation, follow the main idea from the major doctrine/belief to create an appropriate response.

 

For example, if you saw something happen, a Taoist who ‘keeps it simple’ would walk away and not get involved. The last column is left blank. This column is for you to create their own response that shows their personal beliefs.

POLYTHEISM - Egypt

Today you will be watching a video on the Ancient Egyptians. 

List 5-10 facts.

How did the religion correlate with the world and set up moral codes for how to live one's life?

Thursday & Friday

Polytheism - Maya, Aztec, Inca

(2 days) Polytheism - Maya, Aztec, Inca

  • Use articles provided to research the civilization's religion and its influence in the society.

  • Review and discuss your findings with others who studied the same civilization.

  • Design and write your pamphlet. Highlight the key features of the religious belief system. The pamphlet should include descriptions of principal deities, rituals, festivals, and creation accounts or legends. If completing in a small group, allocate writing assignments and responsibilities. Be sure to proofread and edit the text before assembling your pamphlet.

  • Review pamphlets on the civilizations that you did not research. Be prepared to discuss the similarities and differences between these belief systems and how each functioned in their respective civilizations.

"Llullaillaco Maiden"

"Juanita"

October 8 - October 12

MONOTHEISM

6.C.1.2 The basic beliefs and practices of monotheistic and polytheistic religions transformed civilizations.

Monotheism

Intro

Monday

Tuesday

Monotheism

Christianity

Today you will be starting a three day activity to research religion's role in the movement, conquests, and current impacts for society. You will be starting with Christianity today. Use the readings linked in the article to complete the handout. If you need addition resources, you may use the videos below. 

Wednesday

Monotheism

Islam

Today you will be continuing your three day activity to research religion's role in the movement, conquests, and current impacts for society. You will be researching Islam today. Use the readings linked in the article to complete the handout you were given yesterday. If you need addition resources, you may use the videos below. 

Thursday

Part 1

Monotheism 

Judaism

 

Today you will be continuing your three day activity to research religion's role in the movement, conquests, and current impacts for society. You will be researching Judaism today. Use the readings linked in the article to complete the handout you were given Wednesday. If you need addition resources, you may use the videos below. 

Part 2

Historical 

Figures 

Confucius

 

Students will read a primary source from the writings of Confucius.  Students will determine the meaning of his words, answer questions about Confucius beliefs and make connections to modern times. Confucius textbook pages 264-265.

Friday

Guidance Lesson

 

October 15 - October 19

HISTORICAL FIGURES

6.H.2.4 Historical leaders and their followers brought about religious changes that transformed societies.

Monday

Historical Figures

Today we will begin our next part of our unit focusing on historical figures. Students will read the story of Mansa Musa on pages 484 - 487 in the textbook.  Then, they will follow up the story reading Section 2 in the textbook (pages 494-499).

 and answering questions 1-9. (25 minutes)

Lastly, students will review their learning watching Horrible Histories. 

(25 minutes)

Tuesday

Abraham, Moses

Students will read pages 171-172 in the textbook about Abraham and Moses. Compare these leaders. If time permits, complete the assigned worksheet. 

Confucius

Thursday

STUDY GUIDE

Wednesday

Jesus

Read pages 402 - 413 in the textbook.

 There’s a quiz for both Section 3 and Section 4.

If time permits, read about Conquistadors on page 770-774, 762.

Friday

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