Religions of the World

In our Religions of the World lesson plan, students learn about different world religions and their characteristics. Students compare and contrast different world religions using the knowledge of their characteristics gained in this lesson.

Our Religions of the World lesson plan introduces students to various world religions with a focus on the major religions. Many students do not realize how many different religions and beliefs people throughout the world hold and practice, and that different cultures sometimes dictate the religion for an area of the world. The definition of religion and the spread of religion is also discussed. During this lesson, students are asked to do research with a partner in order to compare several pairs of world religions, listing facts that are the same and different for each set. Students are also asked to match given statements and facts to the correct world religion, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define religion, identify various religions of the world and list several characteristics of each, and compare the world religions.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3, 7

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Social Studies


5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    Amber C.
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    Religions of The World

    This lesson plan is amazing! The reading material is easy to understand, and the accompanying worksheets really help cement the lesson. I also love that there are links to further material online..overall, this is such a well done unit, and I am so thankful for it! I urge anyone interested in learning/teaching religions to grab this one!