We found 681 resources with the concept belief systems
Intro to Evans-Pritchard’s Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic among the Azande
3 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Oxford professor E.E. Evans-Pritchard's Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic among the Azande is credited with developing the field of social anthropology. Introduce viewers to his argument that in the absence of science, societies like the...
An Introduction to Edmund Gettier's Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Teenagers are at the perfect age to start holding strong beliefs and opinions—and to explore whether those beliefs are the same as having knowledge. A short video analysis of Edmund Gettier's paper "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?"...
Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
An Introduction to Leon Festinger's A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance
4 mins 9th - 12th
Why do people continue to do things they know are harmful? A short video analysis of Leon Festinger's A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance discusses the conflict between held beliefs and contradictory information, and the lengths that...
Using Connecting Themes in First Grade Social Studies
1st - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Foster contributing members of society with a social studies unit focused on five aspects of community. First graders discuss themes of culture, groups, location, scarcity, and change with discussion questions and activities about...
Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Bringing to light our own tendencies to stereotype is a key step toward becoming open-minded and informed members of a world community. Use this rich resource to discuss the harmful effects of stereotyping, as well as to consider the...
Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan
9th CCSS: Adaptable
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule...
AP Human Geography Comparative World Religions Project
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The guidelines and graphic organizer of this resource are great tools for beginning a comparative religions project with your class! After completing an information sheet comparing six major world religions (Judaism, Confucianism,...
Comparative Religions Research Assignment
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
While the focus of this project is on comparing world religions, the guidelines of the resource could easily be utilized for a number of projects involving group work, presentation, and research. Groups must construct a PowerPoint...
Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of Islam.
International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Economic principles and world history are beautifully woven together in this history presentation on medieval Indian Ocean trading. The narrator discusses the unprecedented self-regulation executed by merchants along the Indian Ocean...
2000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius
12 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
John Green summarizes the ebb and flow of dynasties in 2000 years of ancient Chinese history up to the Chinese Revolution of 1911. He discusses the development and influence of the mandate of heaven, as well as an overview of...