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March 16, 2009
Today, we’ll be investigating Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism by looking at some different websites. You will need to use your World Religions Chart to finish this activity. Just follow the directions below and you are ready to begin.
In Modern World History, we strive to understand why events have happened so that we can better understand our present and the future. One of the the most important factors to help explain why people react in certain ways is religion. Throughout history, belief in a certain religion has effected the political, social, economic, and intellectual life of the believers.
Throughout history, many evils have been done in the name of religion. That does not mean that the religion or the majority of believers support those actions. In this time of grief and anger, it is important to learn what these religions really teach; the message of love, peace, and harmony are usually the central focus.
To accomplish the tasks required, you must work your way through the following steps:
- If you have not already been given a copy of the Major Religions Chart print a copy of each so you can make entries.
- For each religion you will be given two WWW sites to use for information. After accessing the site, you will make entries on your Major Religions chart about the specifics of that religion.
- You may also notice that one of the sites is more useful than the other site; this may be due to many reasons including bias, wrong audience, lack of reliable information. Look at the domain name; is this an education site, or is this a commercial site? Remember that the word “site” refers to the first page and all following pages that have the same root in the URL (address).
- Judaism — About Judaism and The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
- Christianity — What is Christianity? and The Christian Travelers Guides
- Islam — World Religions Index: Islam and Discover Islam
- Hinduism — Hinduism and Gods and Goddesses by Holy Mountain
- Buddhism — An Introduction to Buddhism and Buddhism
- All — World religions Compare
Any other searches must be approved by me and you must use Nettrekker!
There are different methods of evaluation on this WebQuest. You will receive a possible 10 point participation grade if your participation is appropriate for the computer lab. Your Major World Religions Chart will be the basis for much of the work that we will do during this unit. It will be a wonderful resource when studying for the World Religion test and it will be very helpful in completing the Religion Project.
You now have some basic information about the founders of these religions and their basic philosophy and beliefs. The next question to consider is did belief in these religions effect the lives of the belivers? How did their civilizations develop differently from civilizations that had different beliefs?