Some teachers get a bit nervous about today’s topic…world religions.
So, why teach world religions?
This can be a little bit of a touchy subject, but world religions provide an excellent opportunity to expand students’ world views by understanding religions and faith traditions that they may or may not be familiar with.
In a world where respect and tolerance aren’t always modeled for our youngest citizens, teaching world religions in your social studies classroom gives you a starting point for promoting understanding and respectful dialogue about beliefs and traditions from all over the world.
And your students? They might surprise you with their knowledge and interest in this topic!
At least one student each year surprises me with interesting background knowledge or insight about a world religion that I wasn’t expecting.
In my experience, students love digging into the different major world religions to discover unexpected similarities, vast differences, and interesting beliefs and traditions.
And that brings me to our next topic…interactive notebooks!
Whether you’re an interactive notebook aficionado or a total novice, the end of the year provides an awesome opportunity to keep your students engaged with something exciting.
If you’ve been around A Page Out of History for a little while, you’ve probably heard me talk about interactive notebooks on at least a few occasions!
And this won’t be the last time!
I absolutely LOVE the organization, engagement, and flexibility that interactive notebooks provide to my social studies curriculum.
Interactive notebooks are a fantastic solution to your social studies challenges!
Not only do they help students become active participants in their learning, they keep that learning organized and in one place.
What’s more? Kids enjoy them and stay engaged because interactive notebooks provide interactive, exploratory learning, making them perfect for that end of the year slump.
Want to give it a try?
Click here to download this World Religions Interactive Notebook Free Sample to try it with your students today!
Or, are you ready to jump in?
So, what do you think?
Does the topic of world religions have a place in your classroom? If not, perhaps interactive notebooks are the perfect way to introduce them!