Unit Essential Question: How does time and place drive individual and social identity?
For this unit, we will be learning about 5 of the major World Religions. This is a self-paced, self-directed activity. Read and follow all the instructions.
- As a class watch the Crash Course video, taking notes in your graphic organizer.
- Group 1 read the sacred text (The Sermon On The Mount, one of Jesus most recognized teachings) and answer the Sacred Text questions in the graphic organizer.
- Group 2 explore the Notre Dame Cathedrial (was recently damaged by fire) and answer the Sacred Space questions in the graphic organiser.
- If you have time remaining in this station check out the extention activities at the bottom of the page.
- Groups switch and complete the other activity.
- If you feel like you missed something check out the powerpoint to fill in any gaps in knowledge.
Christianity from Judaism to Constantine
Read the passage below from the Christian Bible and answer the questions in the form (after the Video Questions).
Sermon on the Mount - Matthew 5
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Cathedral (Church) Virtual Tour
Click the above link to see a virtual tour of Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City (Italy). This great wonder of the world was built in the 16th century in the midst of the Protestant reformation, replacing the aging church that had stood on that site since the 4th century. The largest church in the world, it is built on top of what is believed to be the grave of St. Peter, the first pope.