Alright, this post begins a series of eleven documents posts (twenty-two posts in all, in other words, with the usual interstitial quotes between documents posts) above it, that comprise an entire global studies unit from my days teaching in New York City. This unit reflects my best understanding, the year I wrote it, of what would appear on the New York State Global History and Geography Regents Examination. Therefore, you may find elsewhere on this blog one or more versions (I rewrote several of these almost every year) of each of the lessons in this unit. Also, please bear in mind that this lesson was written with building literacy in mind as well.
So, here is a lesson plan on polytheism and monotheism. I opened this lesson with this context clues worksheet on the noun sect, which fits nicely, I submit, with the topic under study. If the lesson continues into a second day (given the length of the worksheet, I feel confident I meant it to), then here is another context clues worksheet on the verb unite, (used both intransitively and transitively), which is what both the polytheistic and monotheistic religions do. Finally, here is the reading and comprehension questions at the center of this lesson.
If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.