Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building Bridges: A World Religions Program for 8th-9th Grades

Activity 6: Time Line

Activity time: 3 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Religions Time Line
  • Sticky notes and fine point markers
  • World map or globe

Preparation for Activity

  • Hang Religions Time Line visibly in the meeting space.
  • Have map or globe.
  • Create sticky note saying, "Christianity, 30 CE." Keep it out of sight.

Description of Activity

The time line is updated to add Christianity.

Ask participants if they remember the years Jesus lived. If they do not remember, offer that best estimates are that Jesus was crucified in 30 CE and the Christian Church was by tradition created on Pentecost, after Jesus' resurrection. (Place marker on timeline.) Ask if participants remember in what part of the world Christianity was birthed. Point out Israel on the map. Ask if participants remember how many Christians there are in the world. (Over 2 billion.) So where is Christianity practiced now? Everywhere! (Indicate entire map.)