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Monday Mix-ins: World Religions – Christianity

April 30th, 2018

The Exhortation to the Apostles by J.J. Tissot
{Image via Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain}

As we’ve gone through our school year learning about ancient history, we’ve looked at the founding and impact of several ancient world religions as they have come up in the timeline of history: Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Now that we are studying the Roman Empire, we will add Christianity to that list.

Just like we did before, we are sharing some of the links that are available in the Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions, which we are reading at several levels. Did you notice that almost every page has Internet links listed in a little box? (Some links have been updated on their website, which is what we are sharing here.) There are many – we’ve gathered just a few of them all in one place for you today:

VIDEOS:

Alien Abduction: Christianity – This is part of a fun series of videos that we shared with the other religions, in which the facts about a religion are explained to aliens:

 

What is the Bible? – An introduction to the history of the Bible, the primary text of Christianity:

 

It’s a Miracle! – An animated video clip about Jesus' miracles, as remembered by Peter, one of Jesus' disciples:

 

Ben Hur – Here's an animated version of the movie about a Jewish man who is betrayed and forced into slavery along with his family in Ancient Rome. While seeking revenge, he has an encounter with Jesus:

 

Saint Peter – Watch a video clip about Saint Peter.

 

WEBSITES:

Christianity – An intro/overview of Christianity

Map of the spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire

The Lindisfarne Gosples – Turn the pages of this spectacular copy of the gospels that was written and decorated in the 7th century. This would be fun to look at again next year for examples of medieval illumination!

History of the Early Church – Read how the Christian church began, and about Emperor Constantine.

Jesus – Read about Jesus and find links to read about his teachings and miracles.

The Jesus Timeline – A timeline of the life of Jesus, and his parables and sayings.

Friends and Heroes – Meet some of the main characters from the Old and New Testaments, with links to video clips.

The Story of Lazarus – Listen to the story of a miracle performed by Jesus when he raised Lazarus from his grave.

The Nativity Story – An illustrated story of the birth of Jesus.

Christmas Drag and Drop game (very easy)

The Easter Story – An illustrated story of the arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

Easter Drag and Drop game  (very easy)

Saints – Read about christian Saints and watch video clips about their life stories.

Canterbury Cathedral Virtual Tour – This also fits more into the Middle Ages time period, but it’s beautiful to look around! Click on an area of the map to tour that room.

Map of World Religions

 

 

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