ESL Lesson Plan Religion

Introducing Religion In the Classroom (Religion ESL Lesson Plan)

Don't be shellfish...Share on FacebookShare on Google+Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on Pinterest
I was surprised to find out that many of my students are interested in some of the stories from the Bible. I don't consider myself a very religious person, but I was raised a Christian, so I have some familiarity with some of the stories from the bible. My goal was to design a series of classes on stories from the Bible, Qur’an, Torah, and the Vedas from a strictly allegorical perspective. I didn’t want to just narrate the stories in a chronological, matter-of-fact manner, it was also spark discussion and encourage students to think about how different cultures interact with each other. This lesson is intended for upper-intermediate to advanced learners, but it can be simplified for lower level learners as well.

For advanced students, as a warm-up I ask what they know about different religions. Here in Asia, many of them have some familiarity with Buddhism. Others have some feelings about Christianity, or Islam from things they have been taught or from the media. Then I will introduce this video from, and start a discussion food from different cultures.

There is no need to show the video in its entirety, just enough to introduce a few new vocabulary words and let them get a feel for understanding different accents. If executed correctly hopefully these lessons will help to expose students a little to different cultures and to teach them a little about religious and cultural sensitivity.

23 thoughts on “Introducing Religion In the Classroom (Religion ESL Lesson Plan)

  1. website

    This design is wicked! You definitely know how to keep a
    reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to
    start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.
    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how
    you presented it. Too cool!

  2. Brendan

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff
    previous to and you’re just too excellent. I really like
    what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which you
    say it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep
    it smart. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is really a
    tremendous website.

  3. here

    Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful & it
    helped me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

  4. Flora

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed
    surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed
    and I hope you write again very soon!

  5. Evangeline

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I
    provide credit and sources back to your weblog?
    My blog site is in the exact same niche as yours and my users would definitely benefit from a
    lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this alright with you.

    Many thanks!

  6. Katrin

    Having read this I thought it was really informative. I appreciate you spending some time and
    effort to put this informative article together. I once
    again find myself spending way too much time both reading and posting comments.

    But so what, it was still worth it!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *