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World Religions: An Overview of the Worlds' Major Beliefs Self Paced Class

Wendy Wawrzyniak
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(66)
Students will have the opportunity to learn about and evaluate the five major religions of the world based on their history, beliefs, and practices through video lessons.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
Beginner Level
7 lessons//7 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Overview & Introduction to World Religions
Welcome to the course! This week is an overview of the major religions, as well as an introduction as to why religions exist and what they all have in common.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Lesson #2 dives deeper into Hinduism, which is the oldest of the faiths still practiced today and it’s origins are a mystery. There are over a billion Hindus in the world today!
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Lesson #3 dives deeper into the beliefs and practices of Judaism, which is the second oldest faith and the “parent” religion to Islam and Christianity.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Lesson #4 takes a look at Buddhism, created by a Hindu prince, looking for meaning in, and answers about life. Find out more about him the faith he started while seeking enlightenment.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Lesson #5 delves into Christianity. Christianity was created by a Jewish carpenter who was also the Son of God.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Lesson #6 takes a deeper dive into Islam, which was founded by a merchant in Mecca who was visited by an angel named Gabriel.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
There are so many more!
Review the religions we've studied and choose another one to research further.
Students will learn the basic history, beliefs, and practices of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.
Students will identity similarities in the five major religions.
Students will identify the differences in the five major religions.
Students will show tolerance and understanding for people who believe in different ways.
I have been teaching about the different religions in the world since 2005, as part of World Cultural Geography. I still continue to teach about them in brick and mortar World History classes. It is a topic that I have deep knowledge of and a great deal of experience with.
Homework Offered
Each week, students will have a video lesson to watch, and additional work to submit which will take approximately one hour total.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Each week's assignment and video upload with be assessed as Superior, Adequate, or Inadequate. At all times, students may re-submit their assignments for a better grade.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
It may benefit students to be able to print out the assignments, although they can be competed online and uploaded to the instructor.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Parents are encouraged to support the ideas of freedom and tolerance of different religious beliefs. Any stereotypes that are expressed by other students will be addressed accordingly.
Students will watch "The Five Major World Religions" -  a Ted-Ed video on YouTube
Occasional references will be made or excerpts read during video lessons from each of the holy books of each religions (Upanishads, The Torah, The Tripitaka, The Bible, and The Qur'an.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(66)
With many years of teaching experience and a Master's Degree in education, I can pretty much teach anything to anyone! My students have ranged from beginners through AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) high school... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $85 for all content
7 pre-recorded lessons
7 weeks of teacher feedback
Choose your start date
1 year of access to the content

Completed by 24 learners
Ages: 11-16

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