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    Geography with religions study

    OK so this is a secular post I SWEAR!!

    In the hopes of raising two boys who are respectful of others and their religion choices, I wanted to teach them geography with what religions are practiced in each Continent we study. We are even finding some fun videos on the first religion myths (on YouTube)

    I have asked around at several secular sites and found these books for us to use...

    My Friends' Beliefs: A Young Reader's Guide to World Religions
    One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship
    World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained
    The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions: Internet-Linked

    Just wondering what anyone would use...I want them to have an understanding of others but not PREACH to them on each subject.
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    Enough said.. Michelle aka pandahoneybee

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    This is a great post. I teach my kids about all the different religions. The foundation, why religions exist, what they believe. I have a text from college that I use as a spine. I don't do it with geography, but that is a great idea. Unfortunately, our high school schedule won't leave much time for studying religions this year. I'm hoping we pick it up again as an elective in the upcoming years.

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    We too are looking for materials for a 'comparative religions' class.

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    Kim, PM me with your email and I can share what someone else shared with me. It's quite lengthy.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years

    Daughter (20), a University of Iowa sophomore double majoring in English with Creative Writing and Journalism

    Son (19), a Purdue University freshman majoring in Computer Science

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    I for the same reasons include a nonbiased (as possible) understanding of all world histories as we learn also. I try and take an anthropological stand on cultures including religions so J not only comes to his own decision of religion / no religion etc but also comes to understand others and not judge others for being 'weird' just because they are different from what he is used to.

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    kim: look for anthropology texts / vidoes / etc

    We have watch: A Life Apart: Hasidism in America and Constantine's Sword along with a few others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inmom View Post
    Kim, PM me with your email and I can share what someone else shared with me. It's quite lengthy.
    Would love to see it as well
    “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
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    Enough said.. Michelle aka pandahoneybee

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