Introduction to World Religions Grade Level 10th Standards 10 1 1 10 4 4 10 10 2 Goal Students should realize that they live in a world much different from the
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Introduction to World Religions. Grade Level 10th ; Standards 10.1-1, 10.4- 4, 10.10-2. Goal; Students should realize that they live in a world much different from the past. Their world has gotten smaller than the world of yesterday. Technology has made it possible to travel great distances in a short period of time. Computers, telephones, and television have linked the world as never before. While this is a modern day phenomena some things have not changed. Religion has influenced the cultures of man all over the world. These influences have resulted in conflicts between cultures as well as conflict resolution. Understanding religious influences and the role religion plays in society makes us all better citizens of the world. Purpose; This activity will acquaint the students with six major world religions. The exercise will encourage students to view each religion on its own merits and not judge it by the standards of other religions. Students may then recognize the similarities as well as the differences between the major faiths. Objective; Students will be able to; 1. Identify the major characteristics of each religion. 2. Place each religion in its major geographic region. 3. Identify the founder of the faith. 4. Compare and contrast similarities and differences between the religions. Resources/Materials; Textbook, Modern World History; Patterns of Interaction, McDougal, Littell, poster board, blank paper, overhead, colored pencils/markers. Accommodations; As necessary. Activity; Day 1. Students divided into 6 groups / any preferred method for group selection is ok. Each group assigned one of the "World Religions". Groups then read about their assigned religion in textbook pg. 614- 625. Day 2. Each group makes a split - note outline of their religion based on lecture, overheads and textbook. Day 3. Each group makes a Poster expressing their religions doctrine/ faith / sacraments etc. Day 4. The groups will then teach the class about their religion using their outline and poster. Members of the other groups make outlines of each presentation. This outline will be used to prepare a two page paper required from each student. Assessment; Each student turns in a two page paper comparing and contrasting the similarities and the differences between the worlds six major faiths. Rubric for scoring both group presentation and individual paper is included.