Teacher Notes

Beliefs, Then and Now


In this module you will explore the role of religion in world history.  You will consider the similarities and differences between belief systems and their relevance in the world today.  This module has four activities.

  1. Inspiring Words
    In what ways are religions similar and different?  In this activity you will look at some quotes from ancient religious texts and consider their relevance to the world today.
  2. Births, Deaths and Marriages
    In this activity you will investigate births, deaths and marriages in ancient times through the eyes of a contemporary event planner.
  3. Jerusalem
    What Do You Know About Jerusalem?  In this activity you will explore its history and why it has been fought over for so many years.
  4. What Relevance Does Religion Have Today?
    In this activity you will consider the place of religion in the world today.