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 (Workshop 1)
  • Sticky notes and fine-point markers
  • World map or globe

Preparation for Activity

  • Display the time line where all participants will be able to see it.
  • Create and set aside sticky notes saying "Confucianism, 500 BCE," "Jainism, 556 BCE," and "Zoroastrianism, 600 BCE."

Description of Activity

The time line is updated to add new religions.

Have the group add Confucianism, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism to the time line and mark on the globe or map where each originated.

Ask participants if they remember or can guess where Confucianism, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism were born. Mark China, India, and Iran on the map or globe.

Invite them to remember or guess the founding dates of all three, and place the sticky notes on the time line.

If appropriate, remind the group they will study Taoism and Buddhism in more depth in future workshops.