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Religion has changed throughout the course of civilization, dividing as much as inspiring. But even in our current geopolitical landscape, their experiences in nearly 20 cities— in seven different countries—shed a brilliant light on the remarkable and unmistakable similarities among different faiths, even those that historically have been at odds or seem to stand in stark contrast to one another. Morgan Freeman traveled almost 100,000 miles to trace the origins of the great world religions. He visited sacred sites—a Maya temple in Guatemala, the ghats of Varanasi in India, Vatican City in Rome, the pyramids of Egypt, and more. He interviewed monks and monsignors, imams and rabbis, scientists and scholars. The result is a survey of themes that these religions share. They all ask the same great questions, but may answer those great questions in a variety of ways.
THE CURRICULUM GUIDE
Our curriculum guide contains five lessons, one on each of the five largest living world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each lesson extends over several days and incorporates information about the history of the religion, its major beliefs, its founder if one is identifiable, and more. Each lesson is free-standing and can be incorporated into your curriculum where appropriate. Each uses clips from episodes of the series The Story of God, With Morgan Freeman to illustrate important points. Each conforms to the guidelines outlined above and each is aligned with Common Core standards.
Lesson One: Hinduism
Lesson Two: Buddhism
Lesson Three: Judaism
Lesson Four: Christianity
Lesson Five: Islam
THE DISCUSSION GUIDE
Introduction to The Story of God
Episode 1: Beyond Death
Episode 2: Apocalypse
Episode 3: Who Is God?
Episode 4: Creation
Episode 5: Why Does Evil Exist?
Episode 6: The Power of Miracles