Unit Discovering World Religions 6 th Grade

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Lesson Plan 1, Title Finding Out What We Know About World Religions. Learning Standards, Standard 2 Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas. eras themes developments and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a. variety of perspectives Key Idea 1 The study of world history requires an understanding of world cultures and. civilizations including an analysis of important ideas social and cultural values beliefs and traditions This study. also examines the human condition and the connections and interactions of people across time and space and the. ways different people view the same event or issue from a variety of perspectives Performance Indicator. students will know the social and economic characteristics such as customs traditions child rearing practices. ways of making a living education and socialization practices gender roles foods and religious and spiritual. beliefs that distinguish different cultures and civilizations. Standard 5 Students will Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of. the necessity for establishing governments the governmental system of the U S and other nations the U S. Constitution the basic civic values of American constitutional democracy and the roles rights and responsibilities. of citizenship including avenues of participation Key Idea 4 The study of civics and citizenship requires the. ability to probe ideas and assumptions ask and answer analytical questions take a skeptical attitude toward. questionable arguments evaluate evidence formulate rational conclusions and develop and refine participatory. skills Performance Indicator Students will respect the rights of others in discussions and classroom debates. regardless of whether or not one agrees with their viewpoint. Desired Student Outcomes Students will list the information they already know about religions Students will. identify a certain question they have about a religion. Lesson Rationale This lesson will introduce students to the unit on religion It will provide the teacher with a. survey of the knowledge that students already have about religions The lesson will set a base for students to begin. tolerating and respecting all religions, Prior Knowledge Needed How to share in small and large group discussions Have students heterogeneously. arranged with differing levels of ability gender and race in each group switching groups each month. Resources and Materials Needed black board or chart paper writing utensils for each student scrap paper and. the book Kaddish for Grandpa in Jesus Name Amen by Catherine Stock. Lesson Timeline, Motivational Introduction 1 2 min I m going to start today s lesson by reading you a story It is meant. for younger students but I think the message will still be valuable to you. Detailed Sequence of Learning Experiences 40 min,Read Kaddish for Grandpa in Jesus Name Amen 9 min.
Have a whole group discussion about the book 10 min. Why do you think it has this title suggested response Because Kaddish signifies a Jewish prayer and. Amen signifies a Christian prayer, Neither way to respect her grandfather was better but the little girl got to experience both a Christian and. Jewish funeral She also had her own way to remember him holding his glasses case I think that this book. does a good job illustrating the point that while religions may have different beliefs and practices they are all. In the book the girl had family members who were both Christian and Jewish Do you think that this is. the case for many children Having multiple religions in the family let students give their opinions when. students say yes to the question continue, I agree with you many students have backgrounds in more than one religion Speaking of religion that. is what our next unit will be I m going to write the names of five religions on the board Hinduism Judaism. Christianity Islam and Buddhism 1 min,Modified Think Pair Share 20 min. First have students jot down what they already know about the different religions 2 min. Now I would like you to discuss your ideas about these religions with your shoulder partner. Assign each of the five table groups to one religion each and have them write their ideas on the. board under the appropriate religion 10 min, Have a class discussion about their ideas Point out correct and incorrect points and explain that. it is alright if students do not know much about these religions yet 8 min. This unit is very important It is important for all of you to understand the different religions of the. world Religion is an important part of culture Religion can be a very sensitive and personal subject There. have been many wars fought over religion but in our classroom we will welcome and respect the rights and. ideas of people who follow all religions, Closure 1 5 min For homework I would like all of you to come up with a question that you have about.
any of these world religion You don t have to write your name on your paper Tomorrow I will post all of. your questions on the bulletin board and through the week other students will be able to go to the bulletin. board and write down the answer to your question as we learn more about these religions You each have. to post one answer When you post your answer you will write your name on the sheet at the bottom of the. bulletin board you should not write your name by your answer If you can t seem to find an answer you. can ask another student or I for help At the end of the unit we will try to figure out any unanswered. questions as a class, Assessments Used Informally asses what the students write on the board and what they say in small and whole. group discussions For the bulletin board question homework activity periodically monitor the answers that are. posted to make sure they are correct if an answer is found to be incorrect go over that question with the class and. have them see if they can come up with a more appropriate answer Make sure that every student has answered a. question by looking at the list of names on the bulletin board. If Time Activity Have a whole group discussion about some of the questions students would like answered. during the unit, Extension Practice Beyond Lesson The extension practice beyond the lesson is the bulletin board question. homework activity and concurrent answering of questions throughout the week. Reflection,Lesson Plan 2, Title Discovering the World s Religions Using Multiple Intelligences. New York State Learning Standards, Standard 2 Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas. eras themes developments and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a. variety of perspectives Key Idea 1 The study of world history requires and understanding of world cultures and. civilizations including an analysis of important ideas social and cultural values beliefs and traditions This study. also examines the human condition and the connections and interactions of people across time and space and the. ways different people view the same event or issue from a variety of perspectives Performance Indicator know. the social and economic characteristics such as customs traditions child rearing practices ways of making a. living education and socialization practices gender roles foods and religious and spiritual beliefs that distinguish. different cultures Key Idea 3 Study of the major social political cultural and religious developments in world. history involved learning about the important roles and contributions of individuals and groups Performance. Indicator investigate the roles and contributions of individuals and groups in relation to key social political. cultural and religious practices throughout world history Key Idea 4 The skills of historical analysis include the. ability to investigate differing and competing interpretations of the theories of history hypothesize about why. interpretations change over time explain that importance of historical evidence and understand the concepts of. change and continuity over time Performance Indicator view history through the eyes of those who witnessed. key events and developments in world history by analyzing their literature diary accounts letters artifacts art. music architectural drawings and other documents, Standard 3 Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of.
the interdependent world in which we live local national and global including the distribution of people places. and environment over the earth s surface, Key Idea 1 Geography can be divided into six essential elements which can be used to analyze important historic. geographic economic and environmental questions and issues These six elements include the world in spatial. terms places and regions physical settings including natural resources human systems environment and society. and the use of geography Performance Indicator map information about people places and environments. Desired Student Outcomes Students will be able to estimate where the areas of origin for the five discussed. religions Buddhism Judaism Hinduism Christianity and Islam are Students will relate to a religious figure. Students will compare music and photographs of festivities from the religions Students analyze facts about each. religion and be able to group the religions into monotheistic or polytheistic. Lesson Rationale This lesson is meant to give students a chance to explore five of the world s great religions. through multiple intelligences If students can understand and value other religions they will be more tolerant. towards people and culture who believe in that religion. Prior Knowledge Needed The knowledge of how to work at learning centers in cooperative learning groups The. knowledge that the prefix mon refers to singular and poly refers to many A basic knowledge of religions as was. determined during lesson 1, Resources and Material Needed Writing utensils religious music Tibetan Prayer Chants Om The Sound of. Hindu Judaism in Music Song Instrumental Praise Majesty Sufi chants from Cairo photographs of religious. festivals fact sheets about the religions and important figures in the religions a guest that can teach students a few. basic yoga moves a map of the world scrap paper CD or cassette players with headphones for four students. Lesson Timeline, Motivational Introduction 1 2 min Yesterday we started to learn about the five great religions of the. world Buddhism Judaism Christianity Islam and Hinduism We also discussed the fact that all religions are. equally valuable and that we need to respect the people who practice them Today we are going to start learning. more about these religions in our learning centers so that you have a better understanding and appreciation of their. cultures I am going to pass out some puzzle pieces When I start to play this Buddhist chant music I would like. you to move around the room trading puzzle pieces and greeting your fellow students When the music stops hold. onto which ever piece you are left with Music Plays for about 30 seconds Music Stops Okay now find the other. students who have the same colored puzzle piece as you When you find your group put the puzzle pieces together. to find what center you start be at The pieces spell out MUSIC MAPS CULTURE YOGA FACTS and. PEOPLE these words are also on the centers You will have about 7 minutes to explore each center there is a. piece of scrap paper for everyone to jot down notes about any thoughts or feelings about the stations You should. take a few notes because there will be a worksheet tonight. Detailed Sequence of Learning Experiences 40 min, Students will spend approximately 7 minutes at each of the centers below Students are advised to jot down some. notes at each station because they will have a worksheet to complete for homework about the stations The teacher. will be working with students at the mapping center and a physical education guest teacher will be working with. students at the yoga center These teachers will also keep their eyes open to monitor the room Students have. worked together in cooperative groups at learning centers before and know that they are encouraged to share what. they are finding with other students or to ask other students for assistance if they need it At each center a sheet. will list the directions for the center, 1 Musical Students will sample music from five religions Buddhism Hinduism Judaism Christianity and.
Islam and jot down their feelings about the music,BUDDHISM HINDUISM JUDAISM. Tibetan Prayer Chants Om The Sound of Judaism in Music Song. By the Buddhist Nuns Hinduism By Va Judaism,at Chuchikjall By Alan Watts. CHRISTIANITY ISLAM,Instrumental Praise Sufi Chants from Cairo. Majesty By La Confrerie,By Various Artists Chadhiliyya. 2 Geography Spatial With the teacher students will go over the areas of origin for each of the five religions. See attached map Students will locate the approximate areas of origin for each religion Geographic reasons for. these locations will be brought to the students attention ex water bodies mountain ranges Students will see a. map of the current locations where the religions are located in the Kids book of World Religions The group will. discuss the reasons for the dispersal of the religions For example Judaism spreading to America because of the. Unit Discovering World Religions Grade Level 6 th Grade Overview This Unit plan is meant to give 6 th grade students a basic understanding of five world religions Christianity Islam Buddhism Hinduism and Judaism This unit focuses on the following aspects in regards to the religions mentioned above key ideas key people origins and current areas where the religion is practiced and

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