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ELSD RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR CSEC RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

ELSD RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR CSEC RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

These recommended free e-resources are specifically aligned with the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) curriculum framework as suggested in the CSEC Religious Education Syllabus. Resources are provided under each of the following sections of study and associated topics as recommended by CXC:

 

SECTION 1. Essentials of Religion

  • Definition of : (i) Religion (ii) Denomination (iii) Cult (iv) Sect
  • Features of Religion
  • Human needs

 

SECTION 2. Christianity

  • Understanding of God
  • Places of Worship
  • Major Locations
  • Source of Authority
  • Major Teachings
  • Christian Festivals
  • Practices of Christianity
  • Similarities and Differences with other Religions
  • Coming of Christianity to the Caribbean

 

SECTION 3. Hinduism

  • Some major manifestations of God
  • Sacred Places
  • Major Locations
  • Sources of Authority: Hindu Scriptures
  • Beliefs
  • Festivals
  • Practices of Hinduism
  • Similarities and Differences with other Religions
  • Coming of Hinduism to the Caribbean

 

SECTION 4. Islam

  • Relationship with Allah
  • Places of Worship
  • Major Locations
  • Source of Authority
  • Major Teachings
  • Festivals and Observances
  • Practices of Islam
  • Similarities and Differences with other Religions
  • Coming of Islam to the Caribbean

 

SECTION 5. Judaism

  • Nature of God
  • Places of Worship
  • Major Locations
  • Source of Authority
  • Major Teachings
  • Festivals
  • Practices of Judaism
  • Similarities and Differences with other Religions
  • Coming of Judaism to the Caribbean

 

SECTION 6. Caribbean Indigenous Religions

  • Concept of God (or the Supreme Being or the Creator)
  • Places of Worship
  • Major Locations
  • Source of Authority
  • Major Teachings
  • Festivals / Ceremonies
  • Source of Authority
  • Similarities and Differences with other Religions
  • The development of six Indigenous Religions in the Caribbean

 

 

SECTION 1. ESSENTIALS OF RELIGION

 

NOTE: The student develops an understanding of the elements of religion and an appreciation of how religion contributes to an understanding of the meaning and purpose of life.

 

TOPIC 1. DEFINITIONS: (I) RELIGION (II) DENOMINATION (III) CULT (IV) SECT

 

WEBSITE

  • What is Religion (Essay)

https://www.bartleby.com/essay/What-Is-Religion-P3CCZAUZVJ

  • Prayer [Meaning of]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer

  • Denomination [Meaning of]

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/denomination

  • Cult [Meaning of]

https://www.lexico.com/definition/cult

  • Is it a Cult or a new religious movement?

https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/it-cult-or-new-religious-movement

  • Sect [Meaning of]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sect

 

TOPIC 2. FEATURES OF RELIGION

 

PDF

  • Basic Characteristics of Religion

http://faculty.smcm.edu/ccraney/restricted/PDF/Basic_Characteristics_Relig.pdf

WEBSITE

  • What are 6 common features of Religion?

https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-six-common-features-religion-768848

  • Defining the characteristics of Religion

https://www.learnreligions.com/defining-the-characteristics-of-religion-250679

 

  • Places of Worship for different Religions

https://www.theclassroom.com/places-of-worship-for-different-religions-12079604.html

  • Religion: Meaning, Definition and Components of Religion

http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/religion/religion-meaning-definitions-and-components-of-religion/6151

  • Hudson Smith: The six features of Religion

https://citizensofculture.com/2017/10/30/huston-smith-the-six-features-of-religion/

  • Creator

https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/creator/

VIDEO

  • Religious book and places of worship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qi5Fhf66gw

  • Prayer has its reasons

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/faith/prayer-has-its-reasons/

  • Worship

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zwkjpv4/revision/3

E-BOOK

  • Discovering Places of Worship

https://books.google.tt/books?id=8et3DwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=places+of+worship&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiL3vvkz87oAhXlQ98KHad-AdQQ6AEIYzAI#v=onepage&q=places%20of%20worship&f=false

  • World Religions a Voyage of Discovery

https://books.google.tt/books?id=DOM3XgY1ITMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=religions+of+the+world&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjgusCI0M7oAhVDU98KHaXsC84Q6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=religions%20of%20the%20world&f=false

 

TOPIC 3. HUMAN NEEDS

 

INTERACTIVE

  • Why do you believe in God?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3266680/Why-believe-God-Religion-just-way-fulfilling-16-basic-human-desires-scientist-claims.html

WEBSITE

  • Do humans have a “Religion” Instinct?

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190529-do-humans-have-a-religion-instinct

VIDEO

  • Religion, Faith and the role they play today/The Economist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paVXPXoyDdo

 

SECTION 2. CHRISTIANITY

 

TOPIC 1. UNDERSTANDING OF GOD

 

WEBSITE

  • God in Christianity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_in_Christianity

  • Creationism and Intelligent Design

https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/beliefs/creationism_1.shtml

  • Christianity

https://www.history.com/topics/religion/history-of-christianity?li_source=LI&li_medium=m2m-rcw-history

  • Information on Christianity

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/christian.htm

PDF

  • The creation-centred Christ Story

https://www.bne.catholic.edu.au/formationandleadership/Mission%20and%20Formation%20docs/Readings/The%20Creation-Centred%20Christ%20Story%20-%20Kevin%20Treston.pdf

INTERACTIVE

  • Key beliefs in Christianity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zdhmtv4/revision/1

E-BOOK

  • What is Christianity?

https://books.google.tt/books?id=3qJFc-tbPgoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Christianity&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjFzunH0M7oAhVvh-AKHRWeAecQ6AEIWzAG#v=onepage&q=Christianity&f=false

  • Christianity: History, Belief and Practice

https://books.google.tt/books?id=TdqcAAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Christianity&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwimo9iEru_oAhWjmXIEHYX4DTwQ6AEILTAB#v=onepage&q=Christianity&f=false

 

TOPIC 2. PLACES OF WORSHIP

 

WEBSITE

  • Christianity: Sacred Spaces and Places

https://uri.org/kids/world-religions/christian-spaces

  • Christian worship

https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/ritesrituals/worship.shtml

  • Times and Places of Worship: Sacred Seasons

https://www.britannica.com/topic/worship/Times-and-places-of-worship

  • Why do Christians worship on Sunday?

https://www.learnreligions.com/why-do-christians-worship-on-sunday-701978

  • The Christian Spiritual Discipline of Worship

https://www.learnreligions.com/spiritual-discipline-worship-712393

  • What is the Catholic Church?

https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-the-church-p2-542146

  • Places of Worship

https://www.reonline.org.uk/specials/places-of-worship/videos.htm

INTERACTIVE

  • Special places

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z36xk2p/revision/1

  • Outdoors Trinidad: Religious sites

https://www.trinoutdoors.com/pages/religous%20sites.htm

 

TOPIC 3. MAJOR LOCATIONS

 

WEBSITE

  • Christianity by Country

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_by_country

  • Denominations and Movements

https://www.learnreligions.com/christianity-denominations-4684887

  • How many Christians are in the World today?

https://www.learnreligions.com/christianity-statistics-700533

  • Religion in Italy: History and Statistics

https://www.learnreligions.com/religion-in-italy-history-and-statistics-4797956

 

TOPIC 4. SOURCE OF AUTHORITY

 

INTERACTIVE

  • Sources of Authority

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zfhf9j6/revision/2

VIDEO

  • Discovering Sacred Texts: Christianity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X5StCk6nDY

WEBSITE

  • The Bible: What it is, Who wrote it and Why it still matters today

https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/explore-the-bible/the-bible-what-is-it-who-wrote-it-and-why-it-still-matters-today.html

  • Learn Religions: Christianity

https://www.learnreligions.com/christianity-4684897

  • Basic beliefs of Christianity

https://www.learnreligions.com/basic-christian-beliefs-700357

  • Origins and Development of Christianity

https://www.learnreligions.com/christianity-origins-4684896

  • Christian Reformed Church Belief and Practices

https://www.learnreligions.com/christian-reformed-church-beliefs-and-practices-699991

PDF

  • Sources of Authority 2: Contemporary Churches

https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/publications/Sources_of_Authority_vol2_SAMPLE..pdf

 

TOPIC 5. MAJOR TEACHINGS

 

WEBSITE

  • Basic Beliefs of Christianity

https://www.learnreligions.com/basic-christian-beliefs-700357

  • How does the Bible define sin?

https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/how-does-the-bible-define-sin

  • What is Salvation?

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/what-is-salvation-also-why-it-s-needed-and-how-to-get-it.html

  • Catholic Beliefs and Teachings

https://www.learnreligions.com/catholic-beliefs-and-teachings-4684880

  • Introduction to the Catholic Religion: Beliefs, Practices and History

https://www.learnreligions.com/catholicism-beliefs-and-practices-3897877

 

TOPIC 6. CHRISTIAN FESTIVALS

 

WEBSITE

  • Christianity: Celebrations and Festivals

https://uri.org/kids/world-religions/christian-celebrations

  • Religious Festival

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_festival

  • Pentecost for Kids

https://ministry-to-children.com/pentecost-for-kids/

 

TOPIC 7. PRACTICES OF CHRISTIANITY

 

PDF

  • Christianity

https://www.reonline.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Christianity.pdf

WEBSITE

  • Chapter 2. Religious Practices and Experiences

https://www.pewforum.org/2015/11/03/chapter-2-religious-practices-and-experiences/

  • Christianity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity

  • Christian Practices

http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/practices

  • The Basics of Christian Belief

https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/beliefs/basics_1.shtml

  • Christian practice in the Modern World

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christianity/Christian-practice-in-the-modern-world

  • Christianity

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christianity

  • Resources on Christianity

https://www.eduref.net/resources-on-christianity/

 

TOPIC 8. SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER RELIGIONS

 

WEBSITE

  • Views of Religious Similarities and Differences

https://www.pewforum.org/2009/09/09/muslims-widely-seen-as-facing-discrimination3-2/

  • Christianity and Other Religions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_other_religions

  • How is Christianity similar to other Religions?

https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/galleries/how-is-christianity-similar-to-other-religions.aspx

VIDEO

  • What makes Christianity Different from other Religions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbeFQtaybB8

  • Allah versus the Christian God. What is the difference?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7WAaelZKS4

 

TOPIC 9. COMING OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE CARIBBEAN

 

E-BOOK

  • Caribbean Religious History

https://books.google.tt/books?id=oFQ65RzBm5wC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Christianity+in+the+caribbean&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiIxaXbru_oAhVUlnIEHfL4BmIQ6AEILDAB#v=onepage&q=Christianity%20in%20the%20caribbean&f=false

  • Christianity in the Caribbean: Essays on Church History

https://books.google.tt/books?id=HEBeNigNwKkC&pg=PA229&lpg=PA229&dq=coming+of+christianity+to+the+caribbean&source=bl&ots=zgPgNMdvti&sig=ACfU3U24GUXSnQ9RWR9PMt0ZJ8bQgMxuuQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjawM-zmqnpAhVJU98KHWYNAFkQ6AEwEXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=coming%20of%20christianity%20to%20the%20caribbean&f=false

WEBSITE

  • Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

https://ethiopianorthodoxtewahedochurchcarla.org/

  • A Historical Overview of Pawi

http://pawi-online.org/?s=History+

  • The Anglican Church: History of the Diocese

http://theanglicanchurchtt.com/home-page/history/

  • About The Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago

https://www.pctt.org.tt/index.php/about#history

  • Christianity: Christianity in the Caribbean Region

https://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/christianity-christianity-caribbean-region

  • Christianity in the Caribbean

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Christianity_in_the_Caribbean

 

SECTION 3. HINDUISM

 

TOPIC 1. SOME MAJOR MANIFESTATIONS OF GOD

 

WEBSITE

  • Who created Sanatan Dharma?

https://www.quora.com/Who-is-the-founder-of-Sanatan-Dharma

  • Sanatan Dharma home page

https://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduindex.asp

  • Learn Religions: The origins of Hinduism

https://www.learnreligions.com/theories-about-the-origin-of-hinduism-1770375

  • Hinduism: Understanding Sanatana Dharma

http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides/Religion-and-Spirituality/Hinduism.xa_1.html

VIDEO

  • Sanatana Dharma: All is God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1M08830dr4

  • The Science behind the Sanatan Dharma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbUHzLNkOiM

  • Hindu Creation Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9yWwFWpbRo

  • What is Hinduism?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlBEEuYIWwY

E-BOOK

  • Hinduism and the Religious Arts

https://books.google.tt/books?id=cj2tAwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=hindu+religion&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiX-9XputnoAhULTt8KHfDVCUYQ6AEIPTAD#v=onepage&q=hindu%20religion&f=false

  • What is Hinduism?

https://books.google.tt/books?id=9XC9bwMMPcwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Hinduism&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiquo2h0M7oAhUinuAKHehXD9cQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=Hinduism&f=false

  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hinduism

https://books.google.tt/books?id=AUVActACLHkC&pg=PT214&dq=Lord+Brahma&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiw-e_z_9roAhWkTN8KHQU-Bik4FBDoAQhHMAQ#v=onepage&q=Lord%20Brahma&f=false

  • Hindu Gods and Goddesses

https://books.google.tt/books?id=xhrnkdByWDIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=hindu+gods+and+goddesses&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiroazGjtvoAhVfmnIEHcUlDm0Q6AEILTAB#v=onepage&q=hindu%20gods%20and%20goddesses&f=false

  • Hindu Goddesses

https://books.google.tt/books?id=hgTOZEyrVtIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=hindu++goddesses&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB4rqhj9voAhWdknIEHWQmAUkQ6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=hindu%20%20goddesses&f=false

  • The Hindu Goddesses: Questions and Answers

https://books.google.tt/books?id=Y2xxBgAAQBAJ&pg=PP2&dq=The+Hindu+goddesses+questions+and+answers&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiw07yBktvoAhVEYjUKHYdxDAoQ6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Hindu%20goddesses%20questions%20and%20answers&f=false

WEBSITE

  • Lord Brahma: Hindu God of Creation

https://www.lotussculpture.com/brahma.html

  • The 10 Avatars of the Hindu God Vishnu

https://www.learnreligions.com/avatars-of-vishnu-p2-1769984

  • Ganesha: the Hindu God of Success

https://www.learnreligions.com/ganesha-lord-of-success-1770445

  • An introduction to Lord Shiva

https://www.learnreligions.com/lord-shiva-basics-1770459

  • Hindu Gods and Goddesses

https://www.learnreligions.com/why-hiindus-have-so-many-gods-1769466

  • Who is Lord Krishna?

https://www.learnreligions.com/who-is-krishna-1770452

  • Lord Rama: the ideal Avatar

https://www.learnreligions.com/lord-rama-the-ideal-avatar-1770302

  • Historical Significance of Hanuman and Anjaneya

https://www.hinduwebsite.com/hanuman.asp

  • The Goddess Durga

https://www.learnreligions.com/goddess-durga-1770363

  • Lakshmi: the Hindu Goddess of Wealth and Beauty

https://www.learnreligions.com/lakshmi-goddess-of-wealth-and-beauty-1770369

  • Goddess Parvati and Shakti

https://www.learnreligions.com/goddess-parvati-or-shakti-1770367

  • The 8 forms of Lakshmi

https://www.learnreligions.com/forms-of-lakshmi-1770371

  • Saraswati: the Vedic Goddess

https://www.learnreligions.com/saraswati-goddess-of-knowledge-and-arts-1770370

  • Goddess Sita

https://www.astroved.com/astropedia/en/goddess/sita

  • Goddess Radha

https://www.astroved.com/astropedia/en/goddess/radha

  • The top 10 Hindu Goddesses

https://www.ancienthistorylists.com/india-history/top-10-hindu-goddesses/

  • Sanatan Dharma

https://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/religion/sanatana-dharma/article4712291.ece

  • Hinduism

https://www.history.com/topics/religion/hinduism

 

TOPIC 2. SACRED PLACES

 

WEBSITE

  • Purpose and Benefits of Pilgrimage

https://www.learnreligions.com/purpose-and-benefits-of-pilgrimage-1770618

  • A history of Hindu Temples

https://www.learnreligions.com/history-of-hindu-temples-1770625

  • List of Hindu Temples in Trinidad and Tobago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hindu_temples_in_Trinidad_and_Tobago

VIDEO

  • Hindu Temples in Trinidad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc9ZlNZjRuQ

E-BOOK

  • Hindu places of Pilgrimage in India

https://books.google.tt/books?id=D6XJFokSJzEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=hindu+places+of+pilgrimage+in+india&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjhuqiBoNvoAhWinOAKHfsTA0sQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=hindu%20places%20of%20pilgrimage%20in%20india&f=false

 

TOPIC 3. MAJOR LOCATIONS

 

WEBSITE

  • Hinduism by Country

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_by_country

  • The City of Varnanasi: India’s Religious Capital

https://www.learnreligions.com/indias-religious-capital-varanasi-banaras-1770628

 

TOPIC 4. SOURCES OF AUTHORITY: HINDU SCRIPTURES

 

E-BOOKS

  • The Bhagavad-Gita as it is

https://books.google.tt/books?id=dSA3hsIq5dsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=bhagavad+gita&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6nM6a29zoAhUHJt8KHVbnDjoQ6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=bhagavad%20gita&f=false

  • The Mahabharata

https://books.google.tt/books?id=E01DWmL8vYoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=mahabharata&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjru6rD29zoAhUkZjUKHa91Ah4Q6AEIazAJ#v=onepage&q=mahabharata&f=false

WEBSITE

  • The Sacred Texts of the Hindus

https://www.learnreligions.com/the-sacred-texts-of-the-hindus-1770376

  • What you need to know about the Vedas: India’s most sacred texts

https://www.learnreligions.com/what-are-vedas-1769572

VIDEO

  • Hindu Scripture made easy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSNPqlO0t8c

 

TOPIC 5. BELIEFS

 

WEBSITE

  • Hinduism: Basic Beliefs

https://uri.org/kids/world-religions/hindu-beliefs

  • What is Atman in Hinduism?

https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-atman-in-hinduism-4691403

  • The 10 Yamas and Niyamas of Hinduism

https://www.learnreligions.com/yamas-and-niyamas-of-hinduism-1770062

 

TOPIC 6. FESTIVALS

 

E-BOOK

  • Let’s know Festivals of India

https://books.google.tt/books?id=WORYY5Vl0ygC&pg=PP14&dq=hindu+festivals&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiltZLV7OroAhXqT98KHaayBPY4MhDoAQgkMAA#v=onepage&q=hindu%20festivals&f=false

WEBSITE

  • Ganesh Chaturthi, or Vinayaka Chavithi

https://www.hinduwebsite.com/festivals/ganesh-chaturthi.asp

  • Diwali or Dipavali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

https://www.hinduwebsite.com/festivals/diwali.asp

  • Hindu Festivals, Durga Puja

https://www.hinduwebsite.com/festivals/durgapuja.asp

  • Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors

https://www.hinduwebsite.com/festivals/holi.asp

  • Navaratri, the Hindu Festival

https://www.hinduwebsite.com/festivals/navaratri.asp

  • Symbolic significance of Maha Shivaratri

https://www.hinduwebsite.com/festivals/maha-shivaratri.asp

  • About Krishna Janmashtami

https://www.fnp.com/article/janmashtami

  • What is Hanuman Jayanti

https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/hinduism/what-is-hanuman-jayanti.aspx

  • The Purusharthas, Chief aims of human life

https://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/purusharthas.asp

  • The Samskaras: The Sacraments of Hinduism

https://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/samskara.asp

INTERACTIVE

  • Ram Navami 2020

https://www.jagranjosh.com/general-knowledge/ram-navami-1585794506-1

 

TOPIC 7. PRACTICES OF HINDUISM

 

POWERPOINT

  • Nine forms of Devotion [SLIDES]

https://www.slideshare.net/MahalakshmiIyer2500/nine-forms-of-devotion

VIDEO

  • Shodasha Samkaras

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I0VnaRVw_Q

E-BOOKS

  • Sacred Hindu Symbols

https://books.google.tt/books?id=NQ0XQHEkuIcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Hindu+symbols+and+worship&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAvevJmdzoAhVJPawKHWo4C0sQ6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=Hindu%20symbols%20and%20worship&f=false

  • Key Beliefs, Ultimate Questions and Life Issues

https://books.google.tt/books?id=8emELTpHWSEC&pg=PP37&dq=Hindu+symbols+and+worship&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAvevJmdzoAhVJPawKHWo4C0sQ6AEIWjAG#v=onepage&q=Hindu%20symbols%20and%20worship&f=false

  • The fruits of our desiring

https://books.google.tt/books?id=tk9YBPOl36UC&pg=PA11&dq=purusarthas&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwio64WX-OroAhXvmuAKHWj5DJYQ6AEINzAC#v=onepage&q=purusarthas&f=false

WEBSITE

  • On Karma and Re-Incarnation

https://www.unimedliving.com/ageless-wisdom/the-ageless-wisdom-in-modern-times/on-karma-and-re-incarnation.html

  • What are the Samskaras?

https://www.learnreligions.com/what-are-samskaras-1770043

  • What exactly are the Yugas in Hindu Cosmology?

https://stoicsadhu.com/what-exactly-are-the-yugas-in-hindu-cosmology/

  • Panchamahayajna

http://veda.wikidot.com/panchamahayajna

  • What are the four stages of Hindu Life?

https://www.hinduamerican.org/blog/what-are-the-four-stages-of-hindu-life/

  • Four stages of Life

https://www.hinduismfacts.org/four-stages-of-life/

  • A guide to the fundamental tenets of Hinduism

https://www.learnreligions.com/the-main-tenets-of-hinduism-1770377

  • The 4 Essential Goals of Hindu Life

https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/hinduism/the-4-essential-goals-of-hindu-life.aspx

  • Valmiki Ramayan

https://valmikiramayan.net/

  • What are the Upanishads to Indian Philosophy?

https://www.learnreligions.com/the-upanishads-basics-1770575

  • Chapter 8. The Smritis or Code of Ethics

https://www.swami-krishnananda.org/hist/hist_8.html

  • What are the Puranas?

https://www.learnreligions.com/what-are-puranas-1770567

 

TOPIC 8. SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER RELIGIONS

 

WEBSITE

  • What is the difference between Hinduism and other Religions?

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-Hinduism-and-others-religions-Christianity-Islam-etc

  • Hinduism and other Religions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_and_other_religions

POWERPOINT

  • Similarities between Hinduism and other Religions [SLIDES]

https://sladeviper777.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/similarities-between-hinduism-and-other-religions/

 

TOPIC 9. COMING OF HINDUISM TO THE CARIBBEAN

 

WEBSITE

  • Retention and Transculturation of Hinduism in the Caribbean

http://www.guyanajournal.com/hinduism_caribbean.html

  • A Passage from India

https://www.caribbean-beat.com/issue-14/passage-india#axzz6J7LLQXHp

INTERACTIVE

  • How did Hinduism come to the Caribbean?

https://www.answers.com/Q/How_did_Hinduism_come_to_the_Caribbean

 

SECTION 4. ISLAM

 

TOPIC 1. RELATIONSHIP WITH ALLAH

 

WEBSITE

  • Who is Allah? Understanding God in Islam

https://theconversation.com/who-is-allah-understanding-god-in-islam-39558

  • Allah

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Allah

E- BOOK

  • Islam: a very short introduction

https://books.google.tt/books?id=eWjXgbAohiUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Islam&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjmoPK70M7oAhXknuAKHc31Dk4Q6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=Islam&f=false

  • What is Islam? The importance of being Islamic

https://books.google.tt/books?id=w3KYDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=what+is+islam&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwixu7f4guvoAhWDnOAKHVlSAd4Q6AEIJTAA#v=onepage&q=what%20is%20islam&f=false

  • What is Islam? Who are Muslims?

https://books.google.tt/books?id=vC-uwgO06s0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=what+is+islam&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwixu7f4guvoAhWDnOAKHVlSAd4Q6AEITzAF#v=onepage&q=what%20is%20islam&f=false

PDF

  • A brief illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam

http://www.2muslims.com/books/2discoverislam_com_islam-guide.pdf

  • The basic concepts in the Quran

http://www.2muslims.com/books/2discoverislam_com_basiccon.pdf

WEBSITE

  • The concept of God in Islam

http://www.2muslims.com/directory/Detailed/224050.shtml

  • 100 Questions about Al-Quran

http://www.2muslims.com/directory/Detailed/225514.shtml

 

TOPIC 2. PLACES OF WORSHIP

 

WEBSITE

  • Concept of Worship

http://www.2muslims.com/directory/Detailed/224052.shtml

  • Islam: Sacred Spaces & Places

https://uri.org/kids/world-religions/muslim-spaces

  • Mosque

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosque

  • Worship in Islam

https://www.whyislam.org/brochures/worship-in-islam/

  • Mecca: Saudi Arabia

https://www.britannica.com/place/Mecca

  • The Kaaba

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/introduction-cultures-religions-apah/islam-apah/a/the-kaaba

  • Hajj: the Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca explained for non-Muslims

https://www.vox.com/2016/9/12/12814258/hajj-2018-islamic-pilgrimage-mecca-what-is-explained

VIDEO

  • Places of Worship: Islam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=539&v=eF1P5n1Z8Gc&feature=emb_logo

  • Places of worship

https://www.reonline.org.uk/specials/places-of-worship/islam_video.htm

 

TOPIC 3. MAJOR LOCATIONS

 

PDF

  • Mapping the global Muslim Population

https://www.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2009/10/Muslimpopulation.pdf

E-BOOK

  • Modern Muslim Societies

https://books.google.tt/books?id=n4Eye4ilLVkC&pg=PA369&dq=places+of+worship+islam+caribbean&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNz4_Cs-3oAhVrdt8KHRE-ByQQ6AEINjAC#v=onepage&q=places%20of%20worship%20islam%20caribbean&f=false

WEBSITE

  • Muslims in the Caribbean

https://www.islamweb.net/en/article/136012/muslims-in-the-caribbean

 

TOPIC 4. SOURCE OF AUTHORITY

 

WEBSITE

  • Islamic Sacred Texts

http://www.religionfacts.com/islam/texts

  • Qur’an: the word of God

https://www.whyislam.org/quran/quran-the-word-of-god/

 

  • Qur’an: the Word of God (The Pluralism Project- Harvard University)

https://pluralism.org/qur%E2%80%99an-the-word-of-god

 

  • The Qur’an

https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/texts/quran_1.shtml

  • The Hadith

http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e758

E-BOOK

  • The Quran [Download]

https://www.quranite.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwzN71BRCOARIsAF8pjfjiejHuj7EZl59xEKSQlR3t358elnS2a46F6Pg3I_P1Xx5JPqjlC_oaAqQMEALw_wcB

VIDEO

  • Holy Books: the Qur’an

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABkhC-QHG34

  • Discovering Sacred Texts: Qur’an

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_CDBv6CICc

  • The Qur’an and the Hadith: Islamic Revelation

https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-quran-and-the-hadith-islamic-revelation.html

 

TOPIC 5. MAJOR TEACHINGS

 

WEBSITE

  • Islamic Virtues from the Quran

http://www.2muslims.com/directory/Detailed/224066.shtml

  • Moral system in Islam

http://www.2muslims.com/directory/Detailed/224053.shtml

  • Human rights in Islam

http://www.2muslims.com/directory/Detailed/224054.shtml

  • The teachings of Muhammad

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/atd-herkimer-worldreligions/chapter/the-teachings-of-muhammad/

  • Muhammad and the Faith of Islam

https://www.ushistory.org/civ/4i.asp

  • Teachings on Muhammad

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zyrcng8/revision/5

VIDEO

  • Islam, the Qur’an and the Five Pillars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpcbfxtdoI8

  • Five Teachings from the Prophet Muhammad

 

TOPIC 6. FESTIVALS AND OBSERVANCES

 

WEBSITE

  • Islam: Celebrations and Festivals

https://uri.org/kids/world-religions/muslim-celebrations

  • Islamic Religious Festivals and Celebrations

https://www.cleopatraegypttours.com/travel-guide/egyptian-culture/muslim-festivals/

  • The major Holidays celebrated by Muslims

https://www.learnreligions.com/what-holidays-do-muslims-celebrate-2004366

  • Islamic Holidays and Festivals

http://www.religionfacts.com/islam/holidays

  • Hosay: St. James Trinidad

https://www.destinationtnt.com/events/hosay/

  • How an ancient Islamic Holiday became Uniquely Caribbean

https://theconversation.com/how-an-ancient-islamic-holiday-became-uniquely-caribbean-102161

  • The Islamic Cultural Influence in the Caribbean

https://www.caribbeanmuslims.com/the-islamic-cultural-influence-in-the-caribbean/

  • Hussay Festival: Westmoreland Jamaica

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28320522@N08/2659590934

  • Trinidad and Tobago. Festivals and Holidays: Hosay, Ed-ul-Fitr

https://www.ttconnect.gov.tt/gortt/portal/ttconnect/!ut/p/a1/jdDBCoJAEAbgp_HqjIqR3TxYqUFoVLqX0NhWY90VNe3xM29iWXOb4fvhZ4BABEQkbc6SJpci4e-dLC5-oKPpWgbuA7RQD13NQdM3NqHWg3gEws26B46pbf2TgYj_5fHL2D_zByrgDGSWeTgB05oDmOnhAWFcpsNPYlukxpIBqeiNVrRSH1V_zpqmrFcKKth1ncqkZJyqV1ko-CmSybqBaCyhLI7R072bvN3ZL9sCR6M!/dl5/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/gortt/wcm/connect/GorTT%20Web%20Content/ttconnect/home/about+t+and+t/festivals+and+holidays/hosay

  • Hosay: NALIS

https://www.nalis.gov.tt/Resources/Subject-Guide/Hosay

E-BOOK

  • Islamic Festivals in the Caribbean

https://books.google.tt/books?id=XOyYCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA385&lpg=PA385&dq=islamic+festivals+in+the+caribbean&source=bl&ots=dS5cQ-sUIP&sig=ACfU3U11cYoG93f9caNJTRk1ANryC_R_NA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiJ3dfe2KnpAhWod98KHUwxAscQ6AEwCnoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=islamic%20festivals%20in%20the%20caribbean&f=false

  • Far from Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean

https://books.google.tt/books?id=I07VDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT8&lpg=PT8&dq=islamic+festivals+in+the+caribbean&source=bl&ots=5j-ex8DZeY&sig=ACfU3U2bGMP0UvoTF3FyUX0f1RidZq9P5Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiJ3dfe2KnpAhWod98KHUwxAscQ6AEwC3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=islamic%20festivals%20in%20the%20caribbean&f=false

 

TOPIC 7. PRACTICES OF ISLAM

 

WEBSITE

  • Muslims

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslims

  • Beliefs and Practices

https://rlp.hds.harvard.edu/religions/islam/beliefs-and-practices

  • Islam: Religion

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Islam

  • Islamic Practices

https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/essays/islamic-practices

  • The Five Pillars of Islam

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history/introduction-cultures-religions-apah/islam-apah/a/the-five-pillars-of-islam

  • Islamic belief, law and practice

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/muslims/themes/beliefs.html

 

TOPIC 8. SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER RELIGIONS

 

WEBSITE

  • How is Islam different from other Religions?

https://time.com/4353838/islamic-exceptionalism/

  • Islam and other Religions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_other_religions

  • Views of Religious Similarities and Differences

https://www.pewforum.org/2009/09/09/muslims-widely-seen-as-facing-discrimination3-2/

  • Comparison table between Christianity, Islam and Judaism

http://christianityinview.com/xncomparison.html

  • Compare and contrast Islam and Christianity (Essay)

https://www.ukessays.com/essays/religion/compare-and-contrast-islam-and-christianity-religion-essay.php

INTERACTIVE

  • Similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity

https://study.com/academy/lesson/similarities-differences-between-islam-christianity-lesson-for-kids.html

 

TOPIC 9. COMING OF ISLAM TO THE CARIBBEAN

 

WEBSITE

  • The origins of Muslims in the Caribbean

https://www.caribbeanmuslims.com/muslims-in-the-caribbean-2/

  • Historical view of Muslims in Trinidad

https://www.caribbeanmuslims.com/muslims-in-trinidad

  • Islam in Jamaica

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Islam_in_Jamaica

  • Overview of Barbados Muslims

https://www.caribbeanmuslims.com/barbados-muslims

  • Muslims in Guyana

http://www.guyana.org/features/guyanese_muslim.html

INETERACTIVE

  • Islam and Muslims in the Bahamas

http://www.muslimpopulation.com/America/Bahama/ISLAM%20AND%20MUSLIMS%20IN%20THE%20BAHAMAS.php

 

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