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BELLWORK: October 4th
Read pgs. 75-77 about the rise of Christianity in Rome:
1. How did Judaism change once it fell under Roman
rule? How did it contribute to beliefs of a messiah?
2. Explain the origins of Christianity (Include role of
3. How did Christianity differ from Judaism?
4. How was Christianity spread throughout the Roman
Empire? How did the Romans respond to this?
5. What eventually allowed Christianity to become the
official religion of Rome? Explain!
World Religions
• When studying world history, it is important to study
world religions.
• Many countries’ history, government, and culture
originated from their religion.
• We will be studying these religions from a historical
perspective. Do not make judgements! Be open
• The five most popular religions around the world:
– Christianity
– Judaism
– Buddhism
- Hinduism
- Islam
World Religions Graphic Organizer
• To learn more about the five
most popular world religions,
you are going to complete a
graphic organizer. This will be
your notes for the section.
• We will complete Judaism
together as an example.
• Then, you will work with a
partner to fill in the Christianity
• For homework, you will read
about Islam.
• During block 2, you will study
Hinduism and Buddhism.
We’ve already
studied the
background of
(Israelites) &
(Romans) – let’s
do these first!
Judaism 101
• Follow along with the video and complete
the section on beliefs, rituals and
• Be ready to discuss!
• Right now you and a partner will work
together to complete the “Christianity”
portion of the graphic organizer.
• Use your bellwork, “characteristics of
Christianity” (pg. 76), and the Christianity
packet to complete it.
• This needs to be finished by the end of
BELLWORK 10/5: Islam
1. Who was Muhammad? What led to his
creation of Islam?
2. Describe the Five Pillars of Islam.
3. Explain the two sects of Islam.
4. THINKER: What are some current
misconceptions about Islam? Why do those
inaccuracies exist? How can we prevent
stereotyping all Muslims? Explain!
Crash Course History: Islam
• Stop at 4:50 (after thought buble)
• Start at 11:10 (importance of Islam in
world history)
Myths about Islam
• THINKER: What are some current
misconceptions about Islam? Why do
those inaccuracies exist? How can we
prevent stereotyping all Muslims? Explain!
1. Which two religions originated in India?
2. List three similarities between the
monotheistic religions.
3. Why do you think Buddhism is considered
a “philosophy” and not a religion?
4. Where in the world are the three
monotheistic religions currently
5. THINKER: Why do we study world
religions in history class?
Closure - Review
• How is Buddhism different than the other four
• What do Hinduism and Buddhism have in common?
• Throughout history, religions are continuously
persecuted by people in power. Why do you think
this is? Why aren’t people more accepting of
different religions? Explain!
Jigsaw Instructions
• Then, you will be broken into groups of three. Once in your group,
number off 1-3.
• Each group member will be responsible for a different religion.
• Next, you will independently complete your own section.
• Once everyone is done, your group will come back together and you
will teach the rest of your group about your religion.
• As you teach, they will fill in the rest of the worksheet.
• Make sure you understand your religion since you will be the only
one teaching it in your group.
• 1 – Buddhism
2 – Islam
3 - Hinduism