Comparative World Religions Ages 13-18
This course will introduce different types of religions, their beliefs, and their histories. It also covers most of the C3 religion standards. Great for homeschool families.
Blake McCabe, NY Certified Educator
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Completed by 9 learners
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US Grade Level
learners per class
$13 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 6 weeks
55 minutes per class
This class will introduce students to a variety of religions from around the world. Each week will focus on understanding the beliefs and histories of the religion. They will learn about the origins, its interaction with other religions and with countries, and will learn about how the religion has changed since its beginning. This class will provide the basics of the different religions, who they are, and their beliefs. This class is great for homeschooling styles unschooling, unit learning,...
Students will learn about the origins and beliefs of a variety of world religions, both ancient and modern. This will both increase their knowledge and their cultural sensitivity to those with different religious beliefs. This class will meet the following NY State Common Core Social Studies Framework Standards: 9.2.a and 9.2.b This class will meet the following C3 Standards: D2.Geo.2.9-12 D2.Geo.7.9-12 D2.His.3.9-12 D2.His.4.9-12 D2.Rel.1.9-12 D2.Rel.2.9-12 D2.Rel.3.9-12 D2.Rel.6.9-12 D2.Rel.10.9-12
I am an experienced Educator, Coordinator, and Supervisor with 7+ years of administration, management and customer service experience, 5+ years of teaching, student advisement and project development, and 2+ years working with international students, qualitative research, and course development. I hold a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology from Binghamton University, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology/Anthropology and Music from Mansfield University, in addition to a TEFL certification. I am also a course complete PhD student in Anthropology, studying the intersection of politics and religion. I also hold a General Class Amateur Radio License with 13wpm Morse Code. My anthropological training in academia includes learning about human evolution, race and racism, colonialism, cultural diversity, cultural awareness and education, bias, reflexivity, impacts of academic research on minority groups, and research ethics. I am also the Educational Coordinator and Lead Teacher of a Sunday school and a substitute teacher in 5 local school districts. I give talks on issues of religion, politics, and race issues, and have taught classes related to this topic previously. I conducted a thesis paper for my undergraduate on conflicts international students faced, which discussed issues of race, religion, language, cultural misunderstandings, and xenophobia. My Master's research focused on immigration issues, racism towards immigrants from Ethiopia in Israel, and conflict between religious sects. I also run a group that addresses issues of race, religion, politics, and teaches cultural awareness and diversity through education of traditions, history, and music from around the world.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class will introduce students to many religions and prompt them to think about the religious and spiritual diversity of the world. This is purely secular course from an anthropological perspective and does not promote any one religion as more or less correct.
Sources for this class include: Research from Emile Durkheim, E. B. Tylor, Henry Morgan and other sociologists and anthropologists who focused on religion, PEW Research Center, Crash Course, National Geographic, United Religions Initiative, PBS, Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Cayuga Nations, Skä•noñh Center- Great Law of Peace Center, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, An Introduction to Native North America (Mark Sutton), The Buddhist Centre, Oxford Acadamy, Sikhs.org, Paul Thebert, History Channel, History.com, Hinduism Today, uri.org, jivamuktiyoga.com, beliefnet.com, ABC News, Smithsonian, OMF International, Ryan Churchward, Nearpod Lesson Plans, Summit Ministries, JTV, Sefaria, Jewish Virtual Library, Bim Bam, Penn Today, Anywhere Cuba, About Santeria, MyJewishLearning, Business Insider, Refinery29, Viceland, Now This World, Ted-Ed, The Big Myth, Ethnographic research from my master's thesis and dissertation work, and online documentaries on Santeria and NeoPaganism (including Irish documentary film "Sacred Sites: Oracles" of Tile Films Ltd. for the Smithsonian Channel (2016))
Blake McCabe, NY Certified Educator
ACE Educator, NY Certified Social Studies Teacher Grades 5-12, Nearpod Certified Educator, Anthropologist, Music Teacher, Amateur Radio Operator
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135 total reviews
208 completed classes
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