Ancient Treasures and the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Teachers' Overview

Ancient Treasures and the Dead Sea Scrolls sheds light on the ancient roots shared by two major world religions, and shows how Rabbinical Judaism and Christianity each developed its distinctive symbolism in the centuries following Christ.

Learning Outcomes

This virtual exhibition will help your class achieve curriculum-related goals. Your students will:

  • Improve their knowledge of the origins of two major world religions.
  • Discover sacred writings revealing religious thought and society in Israel in the centuries just before and after the birth of Christ.
  • Examine features of daily life in Biblical times.
  • Learn about the historical and geopolitical stage on which Judeo-Christian beliefs emerged.
  • Realize the connection between religion and development of civilization.

Curriculum Links

Ontario Social Studies and Humanities Curriculum
World Religions, Grade 11
World Religions: Beliefs, Issues, and Religious Traditions
World Religions: Beliefs and Daily Life

Quebec Education Programme
Secondary school:
Catholic and moral religious education
Protestant and moral religious education