Multifaith Curriculum for Educators

Overview – Academic

Our curricula were designed to supplement content standards in social studies and world history and address many of the themes created by the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards and the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA. Many of these themes are also addressed in state social studies content standards of leading states like California, Texas, and New York.

Shared Values Among Faiths

This lesson, Shared Values Among Faiths, looks at core values shared by five of the world’s major religion: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Central to any discussion of shared values is the Golden Rule in its various renditions in all faiths, and specifically in the religions addressed in this lesson. Included in the lesson are notes which accompany each slide in the digital presentation. The lesson also includes discussion questions, as well as activities and links to films.

Living the Faith

This lesson, Living the Faith, looks at the five major world religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—and how they are practiced in the United States in various venues: at home, at school and at work, and in the larger community. It also looks at worship, practices, and religious holidays in each faith. Included in the lesson are notes which accompany each slide in the digital presentation. The lesson also includes discussion questions, activities and links to films.

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