Create a KWL (K=What we think we Know, W = What we Want to know, L = What we Learned) chart on a large sheet of paper, poster board, or even a SmartBOARD to begin the lesson. Ask students what they know about the origin and teachings of Christianity and fill in the K section of the chart. Ask students what they want to know about the origin and teachings of Christianity and fill in the W section of the chart. Have students read text about Christianity individually or as a whole group. Ask students various questions to ensure they have at least a basic understanding of what they have read: Examples – Who was Jesus of Nazareth? Christianity began as an offshoot of what religion? Who made Christianity legal for all people in the Roman Empire?