woUnderstanding World Religions is a 6-volume set of DVDs for grades 4-7 that provides an interesting and insightful look at the major religions of the world and their significant components, such as history and beliefs, traditions and practices, ceremonies and holidays, sacred writings and places of worship. By understanding the facets of various religions, we can begin to understand the differences that make each of us unique and the similarities that join us together. Through interviews with religious leaders and dramatic footage of celebrations and ceremonies, students will gain an appreciation of the many and varied religions of the world, and develop understanding and respect for religious diversity. This DVD is entitled: What is Islam? Students will take an in-depth look at the religion practiced by over one billion Muslims in countries worldwide. Students will investigate the history of this religion by learning about Muhammad, the prophet who Muslims believe received God's message and shared it with others. By visiting a mosque, or masjid, and learning about the Five Pillars and the daily Muslim prayer ritual of salah, students will learn about the core beliefs of Islam. Students will also gain understanding of Muslim traditions and beliefs by visiting a family as they celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fite. DVD Features include: English & Spanish Language Track; Discussion Questions & Activities; Chapter Select; and Closed Captioned. Teacher's Guides included and available online at libraryvideo.com
Media ID: 61373
Length: 20 Min.
Publisher: Schlesslinger Media
Level: P-I

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult