Showing posts with label religion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label religion. Show all posts

Saturday, March 29, 2014

60 Second Lessons on Economics, Philosophy, and Religion

60 second videos are clearly not a replacement for actual lessons, but they could be great introductions to larger lessons. They also provide a good model for short video projects that you can do with your students. The Open University offers three playlists featuring sixty second lessons on economics, philosophy, and religion. Those playlists are embedded below.

Monday, October 15, 2012

60 Second Lessons on Religion

Sometimes I come across things on the web that immediately make me think of someone that I've worked with in the past. This morning that is exactly what happened when I saw Open Culture's post about the Open University's new 60 Second Adventures in Religion videos. I'm quite sure that my former colleague Bree Roy will be interested in using these videos as short introductions to theories and philosophies about religion. These videos aren't about specific religions rather they're about how theorists have explained religion.

Applications for Education
In addition to being used as short introductions to theories about religion, these videos provide a model for simple animated explanations. Your students could use video creation tools like PowToon to create their own explanations.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Interactive Maps Based on the Bible

This might be the closest I've ever come to mentioning religion on this blog. In the interest of neutrality, if you know of interactive maps based on other religions, leave a comment with a link and I'll link it to this post.

The website hosts six interactive maps tracing stories from the New Testament of the Bible. The maps were created using Google Maps. The list of maps includes Paul's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd mission journeys, Paul's journey to Rome, a map of Jesus's ministry, and a map of the cities mentioned in the book of Revelation.

Applications for Education
These maps might be useful for anyone teaching a course on religion. The maps also provide a model that students can use to create their own maps of religious stories.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Free 33 Page Guide - Google for Teachers
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms
Maps of War - Animated Thematic Maps

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Dalai Lama Explains Tibetan Buddhism

This may have limited appeal to most readers, but if you teach a comparative religion course or something similar, you may find this video useful. In this video the Dalai Lama gives an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. It is definitely not a fast-paced lecture and takes a while to get into (I'm only at the 35 minute mark as I write this, but I do find it interesting so far), but it could be useful in the right setting.
I learned about this video on the awesome Open Culture blog.