World Studies - S2 2019-20.docx - 2019-2020 Competency Program Name Subject Course Social Studies World Studies \u2013 Semester 2 Part 1 Major Religions of

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2019-2020 Competency Program Name: ____________________________ Subject: Social Studies Course: World Studies – Semester 2 Part 1: Major Religions of the World a. Select two (2) of the Major World Religions you would like to study from the list below: i. Buddism ii. Hindu iii. Judaism iv. Christianity v. Islam b. For each of the two religions you select, you must research the following information: i. Historical background information ii. Basic belief system (one god, many gods, etc.) iii. Sacred Texts iv. Key leaders v. Sacred spaces and places vi. Rituals, services, or ceremonies vii. Symbolism viii. Holidays, festivals, and celebrations ix. Demographics (how many people are members of the religion, what parts of the world, etc.) Part 2: Testing the Knowledge of Others c. Create a 20-question quiz (10 questions for each of the religions you researched above) a. Have 10 people take the quiz b. Evaluate the results and report the findings. (were you surprised by the results?) Part 3: World Conflict Over Religion a. Research two (2) religious conflicts in the world
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Unformatted text preview: a. Ex. Christians in Iraq, Tibetan Buddhist, Caste system in India, Israeli/Palestinian Conflict, etc. i. Explain how the conflict started and what the conflict is centered around. ii. Who are the key leaders/players for both sides? iii. What is the world currently doing about it? iv. How do you think the world should respond to the situation? Part 4: Career Linkage a. Visit someone in the religious ministry (priest/minister, monk, rabbi, imam, pandit/pujari) i. Interview them regarding: 1. Schooling/qualifications needed 2. Skills needed 3. Advantages and Disadvantages 4. Career Path Part 5: Writing Assignment a. Answer each of the following questions with three (3) or more sentences i. How do religious beliefs affect social and political structures? ii. How are the religions you studied similar, yet different? iii. In what ways are religion and government the same? Different? iv. Make a question of your choice. Get it approved by Mr. Hirsbrunner before answering it....
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