BBC Religion provides basic information about many religions. Each religion is indexed by the same categories, making the site easy to navigate and explore.
BuddhaNet creators view this site as an "on-line syber sangha" committed to Buddha's teachings and lifestyle. The non-sectarian site offers a wide variety of information about various forms of Buddhism.
Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE) provides educators with outstanding, turn-key style lessons and a bimonthly newsletter featuring a wide variety of ethical and pedagogical articles, as well as outstanding opportunities for teacher training. The site charges a small fee for independent educators and is marketed toward parochial schools, but is still worthwhile, especially for teachers of world or comparative religions courses.
Face to Faith (F2F): Created by the Tony Blair Foundation, F2F “facilitates interactions between students of different cultures and beliefs.” It helps promote deep cultural understanding. Modules prepare students for interfaith and intercultural dialogue. Plus, the organization connects students directly cross-culturally through Skype and blogging experiences. These experiences are not limited to humanities classrooms. F2F provides a broad range of modules and topics suited to fit into any curriculum.
Hinduism About.com is a frequently updated blog that addresses Hindu history, culture, beliefs, practices, lifestyle, festivals & holidays and many interesting facts about the world's oldest living religion.
Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs. My goal is to make freely available a wide variety of basic, general information about Judaism, written from a traditional perspective in plain English. This web site has grown continually for more than 10 years and continues to be updated periodically.
My Jewish Learning provides a wealth of information on Judaism. The site offers articles and resources addressing all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life. The site provides outstanding self-guided learning modules that are variable based on education goals and expertise.
PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly provides weekly news coverage and analysis of national and international events concerning the religious world. The site features a well-organized archive of videos and articles, as well as teacher-created lessons plans which can found by searching “for educators.”
Pluralism.org offers a treasure-trove of resources to explore the religious diversity in the United States. In addition to providing opportunities for students participate in ongoing research that documents and maps changing religious diversity in the United States, the site also provides a search tools that allows visitors to locate religious houses of worship by locality.
Puja (Smithsonian) is an outstanding site for teachers and students who want to explore the Hindu worship of Puja. The site contains factual resources as well as lesson plans.
ReligionFacts.com is designed to provide objective, reliable information about religion. The site covers a wide variety of religions, belief systems, and world views.
Tannenbaum Center is "a secular, non-sectarian nonprofit that promotes mutual respect with practical programs that bridge religious difference and combat prejudice in schools, workplaces, health care settings and areas of armed conflict." It's website contains a wealth of resources including lesson plans, guidelines for entering sacred spaces (both public and domestic), teacher training, reading list and much much more.
Teaching about Islam and Muslims is a portion of an outstanding publication posted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago. This portion, and especially the entire text (also titled Teaching About Islam and Muslims) is a must for anyone teaching about Muslims or Islam and those who teach Muslim students.
Tolerance.org is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. The organization, which publishes the periodical, Teaching Tolerance, includes many outstanding classroom resources related to religion (and many other topics as well). Its classroom resources are searchable by topic and grade level and are exceptionally well-done, civically minded, and readily useable in the classroom.
What Do You Believe is a documentary film that profiles a diverse group of teens as they share religious and spiritual beliefs. Because the film gives a rare look into teenage spirituality it is worthwhile just to view. More valuable however, is the accompanying resource guide, which features lessons on student-generated ground rules, personal belief writing, art assignments, and much more.