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Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Global History and Geography Examination: August 2010

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Three major faith traditions have shaped world history: Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. Using secondary sources from textbooks, as well as primary source documents, such as Aztec legends, pupils explore the interplay of these...
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Lu Shih — The Couplets of T’ang

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Writing poetry in ancient China was the modern equivalent of sending a greeting card. Scholars learn about the ancient Chinese poetic form called the lu shih. They read about the context of poetry during the T'ang Dynasty and complete a...
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The Chinese Myth of the White Snake and the Meddling Monk

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Chinese myth of Bai Su Zhen and her husband Xu Xian pits the pair against the meddling monk Fa Hai. Follow along with a short animated version of the story.
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2018 AP® World History Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How were the development of railroads critical to the rise of empires? Scholars delve into the relationship between the two using a documents-based question from College Board. Other prompts explore ideas such as nomadic and sedentary...
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Zen KōAns: Unsolvable Enigmas Designed to Break Your Brain

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do people attempt to explain the unexplainable? Scholars explore the topic by learning about ancient philosophical thought experiements known as kōans. After watching a brief yet informative video, pupils answer questions and engage...
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India: Crash Course History of Science #4

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder where the ideas of land management and forestry came from? Welcome to ancient India! Travel back in time using a video, the fourth in the History of Science series. The narrator describes the relationship between science and...
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One Mountain, Many Cultures

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Americans may think of Mount Everest as a region dedicated to adventurous hikers, but many cultures have flourished there! Learners read informative books, watch videos, participate in classroom discussion, analyze folk tales, and...
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Philosophy - Schopenhauer

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Are love and the will to life at odds? Arthur Schopenhauer's take on human nature and the importance of love—as well as the unimportance of happiness—is the focus of a philosophy video that compares Schopenhauer's worldview to Buddhism.
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Learning World Religions

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
How much do high schoolers know about the five major world religions? Enhance their religious literacy with a technological lesson that discusses the histories and beliefs of Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism. 
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Chinese New Year

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dancing dragons, fireworks, red envelopes, and loud music are the familiar images of Chinese New Year celebrations. The holiday, also know as Lunar New Year and/or the Spring festival is also a religious holiday that combines aspects of...
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The Intersecting Legacies of the Twin Towers and the Bamiyan Buddhas

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers either remember or have heard of the attacks on the World Trade Center, but they may not know about its connection to the Bamiyan Buddhas, which were attacked exactly six months earlier. Explore the relationships between...
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World History Medieval and Early Modern Times

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
A slew of graphic organizers, worksheets, and student activities are packaged here for your world history pupils. From comparing and contrasting the Qur'an and Sunnah, studying cultural diffusion across eastern nations, or examining the...
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World Religions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Support your class members in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of cultures and perspectives around the globe with a project on world religions.
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AP Human Geography Comparative World Religions Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
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,...
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World Religions Project

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
This is a very well-designed comparative world religions project that offers clear guidelines, expectations, and supplemental materials to support learners in their research process. Class members are divided into groups and must then...
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Buddha and Ashoka

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
For such a complex and lengthy topic, Mr. Green does a great job of introducing and/or quickly summarizing the major tenets of Indian cultural and religious history, as well as the origins of Buddhism. Topics covered in this episode...
1 In 1 Collection 9:24
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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What was the the Silk Road and how did it radically expand the scope of trade? What was the value of silk, and how did connections between merchants reshape lives in Africa and Eurasia? Find out by watching this historic episode!
1 In 1 Collection
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Comparative Religion Investigation: What Happens When We Die?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do different religions offer explanations for what happens when we die? Invite your learners to consider the variance and complexity of religious beliefs, and to research and compare/contrast the concept of death and afterlife...
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Dalai Lama: Free Expression and Religion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How is religious freedom connected to the conflict between China and Tibet? After reading an online passage of background information, your learners will divide into groups and both read and view an interview with the Dalai Lama. They...
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Lesson: More Than a Dollar's Worth of Meaning

For Teachers K - 5th
The Chinese, Dish with the Eight Buddhist Emblems contains symbols and visual references for learners to explore. They search for Buddhist symbolism on the dish and then they use their observation skills to locate and explore the meaning...
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India: A Quick Overview of Indian History

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Only 18 slides, but they sure do cover a large time period! From Indian geography and the Aryan Invasion, to the Marya Empire and Buddhism, this overview touches on basic information regarding Indian history. Perfect as an introduction...
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Applying Ahimsa to Traditional Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Investigate the life of Mahatma Gandhi by researching non-violent lifestyles. Learners define the word ahimsa and discuss the personal characteristics that made Gandhi a peaceful warrior. They also create a poster about the story "The...
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India 1500 BCE-600 BC and Southeast Asia 50-1025 CE

For Teachers 9th - 11th
This is one of those well-done resources that a high school social studies or history teacher can't be without. This PowerPoint covers both ancient Indian and Chinese history and civilization beginning in the year 1500 BCE. The caste...