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Three World Religions

Grade Level Grades K-2
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The Grade 1 Core Knowledge History and Geography unit, Three World Religions, explores the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, three major religions that developed in the same part of the world and share a belief in one god.

Through teacher read-alouds, the unit introduces students to the history and basic teachings of these three important religions with a tone of respect and balance. Students will hear about the life of Moses and follow him across the Red Sea with the Jewish people as they flee from Egypt. Students will also explore the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and the beginnings of the Christian faith. Finally, they will find out about the beginnings of the Islamic faith through the life and teachings of the prophet Muhammad.

Throughout the unit’s five chapters, students will discover many of the religious holidays, symbols, and celebrations of the three faiths.

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Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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