The World Religions Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary sources. Each primary source pack includes historical documents, maps, photographs, political cartoons, lithographs, diagrams, letters in a mix of color and black-and-white, and sepia finishes and is printed on sturdy 8.5" X 11" cardstock.
The World Religions Primary Sources are just what teachers need to help students learn how to analyze primary sources in order to meet Common Core State Standards!
Students participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations of history using historical documents. Students make observations, generate questions, organize information and ideas, think analytically, write persuasively or informatively, and cite evidence to support their opinion, hypotheses, and conclusions. Students learn how to integrate and evaluate information to deepen their understanding of historical events. As a result, students experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.
Your students will:
think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer's interpretations.
integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.
The 20 Primary Source documents in the World Religions include:
Sculpture of Hindu gods Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma - 10th century
Statue of boy Buddha rising up from the lotus flower - the lotus represents purity and enlightenment - 14th century
Portrait of Martin Luther, German theologian and religious reformer who started the Protestant Reformation in 1517 - portrait dated 1528
Map of the world, showing how "Christians, Mahometans, and Pagans" correspond to the civilized world - 1821
Painting depicting Muslim prayer in Cairo, Egypt - 1865
Photograph showing Muslim washing his feet before prayer - 1865
Painting titled Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur by Maurycy Gottlieb - holiest day of the year in Judaism - 1878
Photograph of Hagia Eirene, Greek Eastern Orthodox Church in Istanbul, Turkey - the first church commissioned by Roman emperor Constantine I in Constantinople - photo circa 1900
Painting depicting ordination to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic religion - 1922
Photograph of U.S. Navy chaplain preparing to baptize a soldier in Iraq - baptism is a religious rite in the Christian religion - 2004
Photograph of a 65-foot-tall concrete statue of the Hindu deity Shiva in Bangalore, India - 2006
A Jewish man praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel - 2009
Illustration of layout of a Shinto shrine - 2009
Photograph of children studying the Quran in Senegal - 2006
Photograph of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City - a symbol of the Catholic church and the largest church in the world - 2006
Photograph of Afghan army general (center) with a group of female Afghan National Police members - all women wear hijabs - 2012
Photograph of Hindu bride in Nepal - she wears traditional dress, jewelry, and body art - 2012
Photograph of statue of the Yellow and Red Gods in Henan Province, China - the Han Chinese claim to be descendants of these gods - 2013
Photograph of young Buddhist monks in Cambodia - 2013
Photograph of Sikhs visiting their most revered temple, the Golden Temple in Punjab, India - 2017