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Religious Literacy: Suggestions for Assessment Genres, by topic and by age group

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Topicpre-Kgr. 1/2gr. 3/4gr. 5/6gr. 7/8H.S.

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WESTERN RELIGIOUS TRADITION: BIBLE

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Hebrew Bible

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Creation storiesDraw pictures of for portfolio

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Adam and Eve

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Cain and AbelCreate bulletin board display of story for whole congregation

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Noah and flood

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Abraham & Isaac

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Lot's escape

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Joseph

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Moses's birth

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Moses: 10 plaguesPresent skit of story at Children's Chapel

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Moses & Red Sea

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Moses & the burning bush

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10 commandments

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Golden Calf

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Moses & the Promised Land

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Lev. 25: sabbatical years

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Joshua & JerichoTell the story to a younger class

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Deborah

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Samson & Delilah

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Saul & DavidTell the story to a younger class

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David & Goliath

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David & Absalom

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Solomon's wisdom

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Solomon & Queen of Sheba

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Exile to Babylon

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Job's storyApply Job's story to peer counseling

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Ruth and Naomi

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Prophets Isaiah, Ezekiel, JeremiahApply MLK's use of the prophets to current social justice issues

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Daniel in the lions

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Esther

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EcclesiastesSing the song "Turn, Turn, Turn" at Children's Chapel

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Psalm 23Memorize Ps. 23

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Proverbs 3.13-18Memorize Prov. 3.13-18

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Apocrypha

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Story of the MaccabbeesAct out the story

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Christian scriptures

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2 birth stories of JesusAct out the storiesKnow diff.s between 2 stories

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Good Samaritan

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Parable of the sower

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parable of the mustard seed

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parable of the unforgiving servant

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parable of salt

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prodigal son

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parable of the unjust steward

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parable of the wicked tenantsPresent skit of the story in adult worship

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water into wine

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feeding the 4,000 (loaves & fishes)

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expelling demons into pigs

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healing of Lazarus

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Woman caught in adultery

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Sermon on the Mount

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light under a bushelKnow song "This Little Light"

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Jesus' trial & execution on political chargesCritical group reflection on story

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story of Pentecost

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road to Damascus

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Revelation: 4 horsemen

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Revelation: New Jerusalem on earth

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NON-WESTERN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS

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Buddhism

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Buddha's birth

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Buddha becomes a monk

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Buddha's enlightenment

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Jataka tale

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Jataka tale

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Four Noble Truths

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Eightfold Path

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Hinduism

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Story of Mahabharata

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Story of Ramayana

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Story of Bhagavad Gita

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Brahma, KrishnaPortfolio: images & descriptions of god/dess

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Shiva, Vishnu, KaliPortfolio: images & descriptions of god/dess

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Ganesh, HanumanPortfolio: images & descriptions of god/dess

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LakshmiPortfolio: images & descriptions of god/dess

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RamaPortfolio: images & descriptions of god/dess

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Ancient Greek and Roman

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TBD

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Islam

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Mohammed's revelation

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Escape to Mecca

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The early Caliphate

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Five Pillars of Islam

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Confucianism

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Confucius's birth story

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Some key sayings

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Other non-Western traditions?

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WESTERN RELIGIOUS HISTORY

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Constantine's conversion & Nicene CreedField trip & reflection journal

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East & West Xtianity splitField trip & reflection journal

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Cranmer & AnglicanismField trip & reflection journal

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Luther's 95 thesesField trip & reflection journal

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John CalvinField trip & reflection journal

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Calvinism comes to AmericaField trip & reflection journal

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John Wesley & MethodismField trip & reflection journal

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George Fox & QuakerismField trip & reflection journal

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Reform JudaismField trip & reflection journal

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Other denominations?Field trip & reflection journal

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Black church in the U. S.Field trip & reflection journal

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Aimee Semple McPherson & PentecostalismField trip & reflection journal

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Neo-PaganismField trip & reflection journal

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Key Unitarian & Universalist stories

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Francis David

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John Murray & Thomas PotterPresent skit of story at Children's Chapel

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John & Judith Murray at Gloucester

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Hosea Ballou

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Olympia Brown

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Wm. Ellery Channing & Baltimore sermon

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R. W. Emerson

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H. D. Thoreau's cabinMake diorama of cabin

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Theodore ParkerHear his story of the turtle

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Prophetic Sisterhood

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John Dietrich

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JLA in Germany

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Recent UU history

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UUs around the world

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Topics of local interest

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Story of your congregationComplete oral history project

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Local existing indigenous religionsField trip & reflection journal

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Local extirpated religious traditions

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