Belief Systems

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Belief Systems by Mind Map: Belief Systems

1. Types of Religions

1.1. Read Book: The Kids Book of World Religions By: J. Glossop & J. Mantha

1.1.1. Journal Topic: What is religion? What components make up religion? Journal Topic: Equality. Many individuals in our society have different beliefs than our own. Some students in this school even have different beliefs and practice different religions than ourselves. What are some ways and strategies that you can take outside of this classroom to help others understand that even though some individuals prove to be different from us, they should still be respected and treated equally because their beliefs and practices are just as important as yours?

1.2. FIVE Religions of the World - Picked from the top 10 religions of the world. (According to -

1.2.1. Christianity

1.2.2. Islam Muslim

1.2.3. Hinduism

1.2.4. Buddhism

1.2.5. Judaism

1.3. I really like this section. I think that it's neat throughout your map you already have topics for student journal entries. I think that this journal entry would be interesting to see student responses because I feel that they would vary depending on the religion of the student. --Holly K.

2. Holidays and Traditions

2.1. Read Book: Children Just Like Me: Celebrations By: A. Kindersley & B. Kindersley

2.1.1. Journal Topic: What Holidays do you celebrate? How do you celebrate these holidays, and what traditions do you have? Activity: Have the students bring in an item or symbol that helps their family celebrate a holiday.

2.2. Christian Holidays

2.2.1. Easter

2.2.2. Palm Sunday

2.2.3. Ash Wednesday

2.2.4. Christmas

2.2.5. Good Friday

2.3. Judaism Holidays

2.3.1. Hanukkah What are the similarities and differences of Hanukkah and Christmas?

2.3.2. Yom Kippur

2.3.3. Passover

2.3.4. Rosh HaShanah

2.4. Islamic Holidays

2.4.1. Milad Un Nabi

2.4.2. Lailat Al Miraj

2.4.3. Ramadan

2.4.4. Laylat Al Kadr

2.5. Hinduism Holidays

2.5.1. Hindi New Year

2.5.2. Ramanavami

2.5.3. Akshaya Tritiya

2.5.4. Dusshera

2.5.5. Kartik Poornima

2.6. Buddhism Holidays

2.6.1. Mahayana New Year

2.6.2. Parinirvana - Nirvana Day

2.6.3. Wesak - Buddha Day

2.6.4. Asala - Dharma Day

2.6.5. Bodhi Day

2.7. I really like the ideas that you had for this section. I thought that your whole map was very organized and easy to read. Have you considered having the students bring in something special to them that helps them celebrate a holiday or tradition? This could include an item or a food dish. --Holly K.

3. Beliefs

3.1. Journal Topic: You arrived at school today and noticed a new student sitting in the classroom. You later find out that this new student is Islamic. Would you treat this student differently? What challenges do you think this new student would face? How could you help them face these challenges?

3.2. Christianity

3.2.1. Believes in Heaven and Hell.

3.2.2. Believes in one God who created humans and the Earth.

3.2.3. Believes that sin is universal and every human being commits sins, where only God can forgive them of these sins.

3.2.4. Believe that Jesus Christ is coming back to Earth one day to eliminate all sin, reward the followers, and establish peace within the world.

3.3. Islam

3.3.1. Believe in one Gad named Allah.

3.3.2. Believe that after death, a soul will reach an eternal destination of paradise, or hell.

3.3.3. Muhammad is the founder of Islam

3.4. Hinduism

3.4.1. Believes in reincarnation and karma that determines the individual's life from one life to another.

3.4.2. Believe in multiple gods.

3.4.3. There are 4 purposes in a human's life: Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha.

3.5. Buddhism

3.5.1. Believe that Buddha is the Master.

3.5.2. Believes in reincarnation and karma.

3.5.3. Believe that the primary purpose in life is to end suffering.

3.5.4. Believe that after death, the individual is reborn into another body or enters nirvana.

3.6. Judaism

3.6.1. Believe in an all-powerful God.

3.6.2. Humans were created in the image of God.

3.6.3. Believes the Messiah will come.

3.6.4. Believes in Heaven and Hell.

4. Religious Texts

4.1. Christianity

4.1.1. Bible Old Testament New Testament

4.2. Islam

4.2.1. Koran

4.2.2. Hadeeth

4.3. Hinduism

4.3.1. Sruti

4.3.2. Smruti

4.4. Buddhism

4.4.1. Tipitaka

4.5. Judaism

4.5.1. Torah

4.5.2. Talmud

5. Rituals

5.1. Journal Topic: If you could interview any individual from a different religion, which religion would you pick and why? What are at lease 3 questions that you would ask them?

5.2. Christianity

5.2.1. Rituals vary according to denominations.

5.2.2. Most Christians attend church services on Sunday.

5.2.3. Most all Christians will or have already been baptized.

5.3. Islam

5.3.1. Must recite a confession of faith daily.

5.3.2. Perform a ritual prayer 5 times a day.

5.3.3. During Ramadan, these individuals must fast during the daylight hours.

5.4. Hinduism

5.4.1. Individuals practice Hatha Yoga to center the power in their body and help to balance the mind and body.

5.4.2. Individuals practice ancient medicine that is based upon herbs and plants from the Earth called Ayurveda.

5.4.3. Worship in holy temples that act as a haven for humans to feel the presence and can communicate with the gods.

5.5. Buddhism

5.5.1. Practices meditation and believe this will lead to spiritual freedom or enlightenment.

5.5.2. To pray, these individuals use a prayer wheel with the scriptures printed on it. To pray, they simply turn the wheel.

5.5.3. Believe in Mantras that are sounds which are believed to hold supernatural powers.

5.6. Judaism

5.6.1. Place of worship is called a Synagogue.

5.6.2. Believe in an all kosher diet.

5.6.3. When worshiping in a temple, it is considered a sign of respect that all males must wear head coverings or yarmulke.

6. Locations Around the World

6.1. Christianity

6.1.1. United States

6.1.2. Brazil

6.1.3. Mexico

6.1.4. Russia

6.2. Islam

6.2.1. Afghanistan

6.2.2. Iraq

6.2.3. Iran

6.2.4. Turkey

6.3. Hinduism

6.3.1. India

6.3.2. Nepal

6.3.3. Bangladesh

6.3.4. Indonesia

6.4. Buddhism

6.4.1. China

6.4.2. Japan

6.4.3. Thailand

6.4.4. Vietnam

6.5. Judaism

6.5.1. Israel

6.5.2. United States

6.5.3. France

6.5.4. Canada

6.6. Concluding Activity: Students will receive a blank map and locate where the different religions take place.

6.7. Read Book: Children Around the World By: Donata Montanari

7. Standards

7.1. National Council for Social Studies

7.1.1. Culture and Cultural Diversity Standard Teachers should "assist learners to understand and apply the concept of cultural as an integrated whole that governs the functions and interactions of language, literature, arts, traditions, beliefs, values, and behavior patterns".

7.1.2. Individual Development and Identity Teachers should "help learners to analyze the role of perceptions, attitudes, values, and beliefs in the development of personal identity and their effects of human behavior". Teacher should "assist learners as they work independently and cooperatively within groups and institutions to accomplish goals".

7.1.3. Individuals, Groups, and Institutions Teachers should "help learners describe and examine belief systems basic to specific traditions and laws in contemporary and historical societies".

7.2. Common Core State Standards

7.2.1. 6-8.RH.1 "Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primarily and secondary sources."

7.2.2. 6-8.RH.2 "Determine the central ideas of information of a primary or secondary source; provide accurate summary of source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions".

7.3. North Carolina Standard Course of Study

7.3.1. 7.H.1.1 Construct charts, graphs and historical narratives to explain events or issues over time.