AP WORLD HISTORY
"ANCIENT BELIEF SYSTEMS PROJECT PRESENTATIONS"***
In groups of 2 to 4 (determined by the size of your class), you will research an
important world religion and then develop a 5 minute "teach-in" presentation covering
the major tenets of that religion.
Polytheism Daoism Christianity Confucianism
Buddhism Hinduism Judaism
The points you MUST cover are:
a) the religion's god(s)
b) what the followers basically believe
c) how the followers practice this religion
d) the "big rituals" of the religion
e) the role of women in this religion
f) the major texts and books of faith of this religion
g) the religion's missionary work/outreach until 600 CE
h) the diffusion of the religion until 600 CE
i) major contacts with other religions (if any) until 600 CE
j) two major quotations which reflect the religion from its leaders or books of faith
a) Present good solid GENERAL information.
b) Develop and reproduce for your classmates (20 copies) an outline of your
presentation as well as a timeline of the major developments (at least 10) of your
religion until 600 CE.
Note: if you want me to reproduce the copies for you, I must have them the day
prior to your presentation.
c) You use at least two visuals are required (i.e., posters, overheads, artifacts,
objects, PowerPoint). PowerPoint is highly recommended because the projects
will be posted on the website.
d) If you are using PowerPoint, you must email Mr. Schuler the day prior to your
e) Each group must stay within the 5 minute time limit.
f) Each group member must take an active role in the presentation of the material.
g) Each group should deliver an ORGANIZED and INTERESTING presentation.
h) Each group must include a bibliography.
This assignment is worth 100 points.
Project is due Thursday, September 3
AP WORLD HISTORY
"RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS PROJECT PRESENTATIONS"
CONTENT: (For each category: 5 excellent; 4 good; 3 OK; 2 and 1 poor)
a. The Gods
b. Basic Beliefs
d. The "Big Rituals"
e. Role of Women
f. Major Texts
g. Missionary Work
i. Major Contacts with
j. Two quotations
a. Organization (10 and 9 excellent; 8 good; 7 and 6 OK; below 6 poor)
b. Presentation Techniques (eye contact, speaking voice, and presence)
(9 excellent; 8 good; 7 and 6 OK; below 6 poor)
c. Visuals (8 and 7 excellent; 6 good; 5 OK; below 5 poor)
d. Time Limit (8 and 7 excellent; 6 good; 5 OK; below 5 poor)
OUTLINE: (10 and 9 excellent; 8 good; 7 and 6 OK; below 6 poor)
BIBLIOGRAPHY (5 excellent; 4 good; 3 OK; 2 and 1 poor)