World Religions


Introduce students to the major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Taoism.

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Introduce students to the major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Taoism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557346247
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Resources, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Series: Interdisciplinary Units Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 398,400
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Time Line
Reading a Time Line
Distribution of World Religions
World Distribution and Size of Major World Religions
Belief, Fact, and Opinion
Semitic Religions 12
Judaism 14
The Bible
Reading from the Bible
Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden
Abraham the Patriarch
Exodus: The Story of Moses and the Ten Commandments
My Own Commandments
The Proverbs
Jerusalem and the Western Wall
Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
Basic Beliefs and Observances
Branches of Judaism
Rites of Passage
The Synagogue
Important Jewish Objects and Symbols
The Jewish Calendar
Passover (Pesach)
The Jewish Population
Quiz and Review
Christianity 49
The Roman Empire
Palestine in the Time of Jesus
The Life of Jesus
Jesus and John the Baptist
Reading from the New Testament: The Temptation in the Wilderness
The Apostles and the Sermon on the Mount
The Last Supper and the Crucifixion
The Stations of the Cross and the Via Dolorosa
Questions: The Last Supper and the Crucifixion
The Resurrection
Sayings of Jesus
Branches of Christianity
Primary Christian Denominations
The Holy Trinity
The Spread of Christianity
Rites of Passage
Personal Rite of Passage
Lent, Ash Wednesday, and Holy Week
The Cross
Christian Symbols
Inside a Greek Orthodox Church
Inside an Episcopalian Church
Inside a Roman Catholic Church
The Lord's Prayer
Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
Quiz and Review
Islam 91
Origins of Islam: Abraham and the Ka'bah
The Life of Muhammad and the Birth of Islam
Muhammad's Last Years
The Life of Muhammad in Review
The Koran and the Hadith
Reading from the Koran
The Five Pillars of Islam
The First Pillar: Shahada
The Second Pillar: Salat
The Third Pillar: Zakat
The Fourth Pillar: Sawm
The Fifth Pillar: Hajj
The Caliphs and the Spread of Islam
The Third and Fourth Caliphs
The Shi'ah and Sunni Sects
More on the Spread of Islam
The Ottoman Empire
The Mosque
Rites of Passage
The Islamic Calendar
Symbols of Islam
Islam and Stereotypes
Islam in the World Today
Quiz and Review
Indian Religions 127
Hinduism 129
Origins of Hinduism: The Indus Valley Civilization
The Indus Valley
Origins of Hinduism: The Aryan Invasion and the Vedas
Origins of Hinduism: The Ascetics and the Upanishads
Reading from the Rig-Veda
Reading from The Upanishads
Questions: The Vedas and The Upanishads
The Hindu Trinity
Hindu Goddesses
The Ramayana
Hindu Beliefs
Hindu Pilgrimages
Your Own Pilgrimage
The Sacred River Ganges
Varna (Mandir): The Hindu Caste System
Hindu Rites of Passage
Hindu Holidays
Hindu Floor Painting
Madir: The Hindu Temple
A Hindu Family Shrine
The Hindu Calendar
Hindu Symbols
Hindu Crossword Puzzle
Quiz and Review
Buddhism 170
The Story of Buddha's Enlightenment
Places in the Life of Buddha
Buddha's Enlightenment: Comprehension
Buddha's Enlightenment: Critical Thinking
Buddha's Teachings
The Eightfold Path: Personal Response
Branches of Buddhism
Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism in Asia
The Spread of Buddhism
Buddhist Scriptures
Questions: The Branches and Spread of Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism
Zen Buddhism
Japanese Haiku
Rites of Passage
Buddhist Temples and Shrines
Buddhist Symbols
Mantras and Mudras
Buddhist Festivals and Holidays
The Buddhist Calendar
Places of Pilgrimage
The Cat Who Went to Heaven
Quiz and Review
Sikhism 219
Origins of Sikhism: The Life of Guru Nanak
The Punjab and Surrounding Countries
Origins of Sikhism: Comprehension
Origins of Sikhism: Critical Thinking
The Sikh Gurus
The Guru Granth: Sikh Holy Book
Reading from the Guru Granth
Questions: Reading from the Guru Granth
The Khalsa
Essay Responses: The Five K's and the Sikh Turban
Sikh Social Customs
Community Service
The Gurdwara
The Golden Temple
The Punjab
Rites of Passage
Women and Sikhism
Sikh Holy Places
Sikh Holidays and Festivals
The Sikh Calendar
Sikh Symbols
The Mool Mantra
Vocabulary Wordsearch
Quiz and Review
Taoism 253
Confucius: China's Great Teacher
China in the Time of Confucius and Lao-Tzu
The Analects: Teachings of Confucius
Questions: The Life and Teachings of Confucius
Lao-Tzu and the Origin of Taoism
Reading from the Tao Te Ching
Questions: Lao-Tzu and the Tao Te Ching
Taoist Magic: Chang Tao-Ling and the Elixir of Immortality
The Eight Immortals
Religious Customs
The Chinese Calendar and Zodiac
Taoist Symbols: The T'ai Chi
Quiz and Review
Atheism and Agnosticism 269
Comparative and Reflective Activities 270
Religious Freedom and the First Amendment
Religious Conflict and Religious Tolerance
A Moral Universe?
My Own Symbol
Comparison: Rites of Passage
World Religions Final Exam 278
Bibliography 283
Answer Key 284
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