Peer Review for material titled "Symbols in World Religions"
eTextbook Reviews for material titled "Symbols in World Religions"
User Rating for material titled "Symbols in World Religions"
Member Comments for material titled "Symbols in World Religions"
Bookmark Collections for material titled "Symbols in World Religions"
Course ePortfolios for material titled "Symbols in World Religions"
Learning Exercises for material titled "Symbols in World Religions"
Accessibility Info for material titled "Symbols in World Religions"
Please enter a Bookmark title
Please limit Bookmark title to 65 characters
Please enter a description
Please limit Bookmark title to 4000 characters
A Bookmark with this title already existed.
Please limit a note about this material to 2048 characters
Search all MERLOT
Select to go to your profile
Select to go to your workspace
Select to go to your Dashboard Report
Select to go to your Content Builder
Select to log out
Search Terms
Enter username
Enter password
Please give at least one keyword of at least three characters for the search to work with. The more keywords you give, the better the search will work for you.
Select OK to launch help window
Cancel help


Advanced Search


Search > Material Results >

Symbols in World Religions


Symbols in World Religions

Logo for Symbols in World Religions
This StAIR module is an interactive learning tutorial on the topic of symbols in the academic study of religion.  It discusses universal, iconic and metaphoric symbols and provides examples of each type.  It could be used as an introduction to this topic or a reinforcement of it.  Students are asked to answer questions within the module and are given feedback on their choices.  It also provides some information beyond the direct answers themselves.
Go to material
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 20, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 30, 2013
Submitter: Tracy Marshall
Keywords: symbols, meaning of symbols, myths, world religions


  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review (not reviewed)
  • User review 4 average rating
  • User Rating: 4 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Bookmark Collections (1)
  • Course ePortfolios (none)
  • Accessibility Info (none)

  • Rate this material
  • Create a learning exercise
  • Add accessibility information
  • Pick a Bookmark Collection or Course ePortfolio to put this material in or scroll to the bottom to create a new Bookmark Collection
    Name the Bookmark Collection to represent the materials you will add
    Describe the Bookmark Collection so other MERLOT users will know what it contains and if it has value for their work or teaching. Other users can copy your Bookmark Collection to their own profile and modify it to save time.
    Edit the information about the material in this {0}
    Submitting Bookmarks...


Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Access to the internet from a computer is needed for this tutorial.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessibility Information Available: no
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


QR Code for this Page

Users who viewed this material also viewed...


Discussion for Symbols in World Religions

Log in to participate in the discussions or Sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.

Return to Top of Page
Avatar for Mike Hagedorn
4 years ago

Mike Hagedorn (Teacher (K-12))

This project is set up very well.  There are a lot of visual aids as well as audio to help the learner learn/review these different types of symbols. The layout and design are not intimidating to the learner.  I was not overwhelmed with information.  The links were a very helpful supplement to the audio to help understand the material.  Overall I think students would definitely benefit from this project

Technical Remarks:

Great use of links, didn't rush the student

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes

Avatar for Maer Ben-Yisrael
4 years ago

Maer Ben-Yisrael (Staff)

This StAIR is well put together with a large amount of information that is subdivided well.  The large amount of lecture text is reinforced with a reading by the author at a pace that is deliberate and measured.  I like the structure of lecture information for one section followed by an evaluation question.  All the answers to the questions give rich feedback to the student.


The use of images is particularly deft, not only complimenting the information, but visually carving up the large amount of text.

Technical Remarks:

Compatible with my copy of Office 2008 for Macintosh (thanks!)

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes