Global Citizens: World Religions
Using the new C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, this series explores the six most popular world religions through the lenses of History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. As they read, students will develop questions about the text, and use evidence from a variety of sources in order to form conclusions. Data-focused backmatter is included, as well as a bibliography, glossary, and index.
- Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7
- Graphics: Full-color photographs
- Reinforced book (9781634720809): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2017
- Paperback (9781634721103): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2017
- Hosted ebook (9781634721257): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2017
- Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies
- Series: 21st Century Skills Library
- Subseries: Global Citizens: World Religions
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religion / General (JNF049000)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religion / Eastern (JNF049090)
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School Library Connection - Global Citizens - World Religions
Reviewed on 1 October 2017
This series is an excellent source for reference materials about the major religions. Each is laid out identically with: History—roots of the religion; Geography—maps and how it formed; Civics—organization and ideas; and Economics—funding the faith. Inserted within each chapter are text boxes that pose questions, include additional information, and provide suggestions for the reader’s further research. A “Think About it” section gives data on current enrollment statistics and projections for the future along with reflective questions. Each book has a chart of the key holidays. The series does a great job of defining the differences between the various sects within the major religions without getting buried in minutia. The paragraphs are well-constructed so that younger reader can absorb the information without being overwhelmed. The photos, maps, and illustrations are captioned and enhance the text. Additional Resources. Glossary.
School Library Journal - Global Citizens: World Religions
Reviewed on 1 April 2017
Gr 5-8–A standout for its organizational format, which will help readers grasp the spiritual and worldly aspects of each religion. Marsico treats the religions and their followers respectfully and examines their historical and contemporary cultural influence. Themes and student inquiry are emphasized, with four chapters that describe each faith’s history; geographic origins and expansion (geography); structural organization, sects, and spiritual tenets (civics); and funding and financial support (economics). Sidebars ask “developing” and “concluding” questions and encourage readers to make inferences and draw conclusions. A “Celebrating Faith” chart lists holy days, rituals, and festivals. The photos and maps are of average quality. VERDICT Consider to help middle schoolers grasp the far-reaching influences of religion.
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