Religions of the World


This lesson plan will help students understand what religion is and identify various religions of the world. Students will also learn several characteristics of each religion. By the end of this lesson, students will have a better understanding of religion and the world around them.

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There are so many different religions in the world and it can be hard to keep them all straight. But with this lesson plan, your students will be experts in no time! They’ll learn all about the major religions, their origins, and how they’ve spread around the world. This lesson is perfect for complementing your existing world history curriculum. Watch as your students gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the diverse faiths practiced by people all over the globe.

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5th Grade, 6th Grade


Social Studies

State Educational Standards

NGSS.D2.HIS.2.3-5 NGSS.D2.HIS.1.3-5 NGSS.D2.HIS.3.3-5

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.

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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!