Understanding 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 Judaism? This session provides a basis for developing respect and understanding for a religion practiced by about 14 million Jews around the world. Aspects of the religion's history are presented, from the story of Abraham, a patriarch of the Jewish faith, to the establishment of the nation of Israel. Students explore the prayer rituals of Judaism through a visit to a synagogue and the account of a boy preparing for his Bar Mitzvah ceremony. A visit with a family preparing for Passover helps students gain insight into the holidays and celebrations of the Jewish religion. Students also learn about Jewish traditions and beliefs through discussion with rabbis from different branches of Judaism. 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: 61374
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