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Share My Lesson

Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other.

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Small Planet BIG QUESTIONS

The 9 Wisdom traditions game created by World Religions Project is now available. It can be played on smartphones and tablets and is a great way to learn more about our own traditions (whether it be Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, the Baha’i Faith, Humanist or a small local tradition) but also about our [...]

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Uncommon Ground

It’s the start of a new semester, a great time to remind your students to appreciate difference. Promote the value of cross-cultural relationships in your classes this year.
This article from Teaching Tolerance on how friendships develops across these differences. A toolkit is included to help students build cross-cultural friendships.

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Lemons Activity

The objective of this activity developed by Interfaith Explorers is about understanding similarities, differences and valuing uniqueness.
Remember to bring lemons!

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Conversation Kits by Project Interfaith

Project Interfaith’s Conversation Kits include all the materials necessary to help you successfully organize your very own interfaith program.
The objective of a Speed Dialogue is to facilitate open, respectful conversations about religion, spirituality, belief, culture, stereotypes, and identity.
The Speed Dialogue program has quickly become one of the most popular programs of Project Interfaith, for facilitating [...]

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ARDA – The Learning Center

New resources to enhance teaching and learning about religion. Learning modules, lesson plans, syllabi, and videos are available for free.

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Poetry Encourages Self-Expression

Poetry is a way for students to explore topics they might not otherwise talk about. It’s also a powerful tool for social justice.

Write about something you hate without naming the thing you hate or using the word “hate.”
Write about an experience of violence you committed, witnessed or experienced.
Think about the ways dating, arguing with a [...]

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Toolkit for “Uncommon Ground”

This Teaching Tolerance toolkit accompanies the article “Uncommon Ground,” and provides a classroom activity to celebrate diversity and build common ground by making personal story quilts.
The toolkit can also be used for inspiration in the classroom making use of a list of other articles from Teaching Tolerance, such as ‘Two Worlds, One School”.

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Two Worlds, One School

Building cultural awareness and harmony requires respect, open communication and the ability to compromise. Administrators at an Ohio school district with a large Amish population mastered these skills. The effort put parents at ease and allowed students to build cross-cultural friendships.

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A gift from Tanenbaum on its 20th anniversary

The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding has in relation to its 20th anniversary published this poster elaborating in short texts and pictures the religious progress and prejudice over the last 20 years>>

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