My unit is going over religion, and my five lessons will cover ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman religion, Buddhism and Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. I will lead into the week with a direct instruction lesson on ancient religions to set the stage for the rest of the religions, this will enable students to have a platform to build upon. My next lesson would be a Socratic seminar lesson on Buddhism and Hinduism which will follow the logical chronological procession of religions. After this I will give a concept attainment lesson on Islam, followed by a cooperative learning lesson on Judaism. Finally, I will do an inquiry lesson on Christianity, since it ties in so closely with Judaism. Ideally at the end of the week, I would assign students a final paper, providing them with two quotes, Karl Marx’s “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” And Richard Nixon’s “In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.” I will ask students, if after what they have learned, who they think is right. Ideally, I would have two weeks to go over religion. One in which I would do a direct instruction lesson for each religion and then the next in which I would have students do activities for each religion.