Middle School Lesson Plans: Religion

Middle School Lesson Plans: Religion

These resources are appropriate for grade levels 6th, 7th and 8th.
Lesson Plans:


  1. Religion and Belief Systems in Asia
    The continent of Asia has been the birthplace of many of the world's major religions. Today, Asia continues to reflect the religious diversity of the planet. In this lesson, students will conduct an in-depth review of one of the major world religions by focusing on its origins, beliefs and history. They will then explore reasons for the spread or decline in Asia of each of the major world religions. Finally, students will predict the continued spread of religions based on current events in Asia. This lesson is one in a series developed in collaboration with The Asia Society, with support from the Freeman Foundation, highlighting the geography and culture of Asia and its people.

    Time needed for lesson plan: 2 hours

    To link to the actual lesson plan, please visit  National Geographic.



  2. Religion and Spirituality in Nepal
    This lesson asks students to contemplate the meaning of a statement regarding Nepalese religion and spirituality and to look for evidence of religious customs and "spiritual richness" observed during one American's trek through Nepal. The students will conclude by comparing and contrasting these factors in Nepal with their own country.

    Time needed for lesson plan: 2 hours

    To link to the actual lesson plan, please visit  National Geographic.







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