Activity Overview

Creating a compare and contrast chart is a great way for students to display their knowledge about the major world religions such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism. In this activity, students will fill in important information about each major world religion using text and illustrations that include symbols, characters, infographics, scenes, or objects.

Topics that are helpful for students to track include:

  • When the religions originated
  • Where their followers are located around the world
  • How many followers each religion has today
  • What is some important imagery

Students can use the chart as a way to take notes as they learn about each religion and then use the chart as a study guide. Alternatively, a teacher may have students create the chart as a final assessment.

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a storyboard chart of the major world religions such as: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism. Highlight important facts about each religion such as where its followers live in the world, how many followers it has today, when it originated and important symbols or objects.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Using the template, fill in facts using words and illustrations about each of the major world religions.
  3. For each cell, include accurate information and create an illustration that represents each using appropriate scenes, characters, infographics and items.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Type of Activity: Compare and Contrast with T-Charts

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/9] Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.


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