World Religions and Spirituality

A sixth grade social studies unit


Curriculum Author: Chris Quigley

Subject areas: Reading, Writing, Social Studies

Duration: approximately four months

Components: Field trips, guest speakers, classroom lecture/discussion, projects

Overview:In this unit, students are exposed to many of the world’s major religions, as well as forms of spirituality that are not “organized” religions. They learn about the important historical traditions that make up the community in which they live. They are introduced to research techniques such as the use of primary source materials, interviewing, and documenting subject matter with camera, video, and recorder. They then learn to synthesize information into a coherent whole.

See the complete World Religions and Spirituality Curriculum Guide.

This curriculum was developed with funding from a Cultural Heritage Education grant from King County 4Culture for the “Bringing World Religion Home” project.  

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