Social Studies

What Do You Believe? A World Religion Class for Tweens

In this 4 week course we will look at religions around the world and how they are lived and celebrated. The religions we will cover are: Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn the following from this class:
--What each religion believes about God or a higher being. 
--What the major beliefs or tenets of each faith are.  
--What are any holidays or celebrations associated with each religion.
-- How the people that follow their specific faith practice it day to day.  
-- How the religion influences society as a whole.
-- The history of each faith and where they began.
-- Any holy books, scriptures, poems, or songs used by each faith.
In 1997-1998 I was a missionary in New Jersey where I studied religion intensively and served and taught the people of that community.  I am currently teaching a group of high school students a religion class that meet for 50 minutes a day.  I have also taken an Introduction to Judaism class to better understand the Jewish faith, worship, texts, and traditions. In college, as a Spanish language major, I studied World Religion and religious traditions within Spanish speaking countries.   I work as a Community Coordinator with exchange students from around the world and have been able to interact with many students and host families from many different faiths. I have learned and grown in my understanding of different religions from the experiences that they have shared.  I have home schooled my children for the past 7 years and as part of our curriculum we have studied and learned about different faiths, cultures and religious traditions.  We have also attended worship services of other faiths to gain a better understanding of who they are and what they believe.  I love to study history and in reading and studying history you study the religious beliefs and traditions of different civilizations and countries.  
There will be no homework in this class.  
I will have hand outs for all the classes.  I would love to have all hand outs printed prior to class.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will not be grades in this class unless a parent needs a grade for their child.  Please contact me if you need a grade. 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Religion in general can be a sensitive topic.  We will be looking at religion in a historical perspective and how it relates to our current world.  We will steer away from any controversial religious topics and stay focused on understanding of the beliefs of the religions being studied.  
I will use the following sources in class-- the Bible, the Qur'an,,,,, What is a Jew by Morris N. Kertzer,  Who are the Believers by Dr. Muhammad A. Hafeez, Who is Allah by Umm Abdurrahman Sakina Hirschfelder, The Ancient American World by William Fash and Mary E. Lyons and 


Ms. Shannon
Lives in the United States
Former high school Spanish and English teacher and inquisitive home school mom
201 total reviews
145 completed classes

About Me

Hello y'all!  
I am Ms. Shannon and I graduated in 2000 with a BA in English and Spanish secondary education from Appalachian State University in beautiful Boone, North Carolina.  I have taught high school Spanish and Spanish to native speakers in... 
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