Area of Learning: Social Studies Comparative World Religions (Grade 12)
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Discrimination, Islamophobia
Curriculum – general, Curriculum – K-12, Lesson plan

British Columbia Ministry of Education. (n.d.). Area of Learning: Social Studies Comparative World Religions (Grade 12) [Curriculum Guide].


This curriculum guide for Social Studies 12 focuses on the topic of comparative world religion. The main ideas students should take away from this topic are: how religious beliefs are common among various societies across time, the power of religion in shaping values, and how different beliefs have contributed to diversity in society. The guide also includes the curricular competencies and specific content that can be taught in classrooms that draws from the main ideas such as characteristics of religion, core beliefs of world religions, sacred texts, and art, architecture and other forms of expression. In addition, key questions and sample topics are provided that teachers can use. 


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


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