Culminating Performance Task
Blogging about World Religions
Throughout the semester, we will learn about a
number of the world religions practiced by people
today. Your task is to publish what you have
come to learn about each religion on a blog site
that you will build. You will use Blogger to create
your blog. This will allow you to complete a
paperless CPT! Once your blog has been built,
you will simply submit to your teacher the blog’s
URL. You will be given time in class to learn how
to use Blogger and how to build your own site.
A few points about your blog…
1. You must submit the URL of your blog site to your teacher before the first
2. The content of your blog is restricted to what is outlined in this project. You
may add gadgets that are relevant to the topic of this C.P.T.
3. Do not share the URL of your blog with your classmates until your teacher
has instructed you to do so.
Part One: World Religions Postings
Your blog will consist of postings with the following titles:
AND you must choose one of the following religions and create postings:
4. Aboriginal Spirituality – refers to Canadian or American Aboriginal peoples
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In total, you will have 4 posts that each refer to a specific world religion.
The requirements for each of the 5 postings will be the same. You have been
provided with a checklist that will help you to complete each of your postings
When blogging, be sure to make use of
this checklist so that you include the
following MANDATORY items in your
postings. Please note that the numbers
in parentheses ( ) refers to the mark
value assigned to each item.
• Name for supreme being (1)
• Symbol – include name and sample (2)
• Number of followers world-wide (1)
• Founder and place of origin (1)
• Date or historical period of origin (1)
• 3 major beliefs (3)
• 2 important practices or rituals (2)
• The significance of each practice/ritual
• The name of Sacred writings/scriptures
• Two examples or excerpts from the
scriptures/writings named above –
• State what each example teaches. (2)
• Two sacred times, days or festivals (2)
• A brief description of:
a) Why this is celebrated (2x2)
b) How this is celebrated (2x2)
• Name two sacred /holy places (2)
*State their location and significance (2)
Total Mark Value 35 35 35 35 35
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Please note: At the end of each posting, please include a listing of all the resources
you used to gather information. Use proper MLA format.
You are encouraged to use both print and digital resources for your research. You
have been provided with a list of helpful websites that can help you. Visit Mrs.
Battilana in the Information Resource Centre for help in accessing databases that
also contain valuable and current information you can use.
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Part Two: Your Final Posting (Reflection)
Respond to the following questions in two well-written paragraphs:
a. In your opinion, why is it so important that Catholic students learn about world religions?
b. What would Jesus blog about the importance of learning about world religions?
You are strongly encouraged to include images or video clips with your posting that
illustrate your message.
In a separate library period arranged by the teacher, you will share your blog’s URL
with two people in the class. Your peers will comment on your final posting. You
will also post a comment on two of your classmates’ final posting:
With what do you agree? Explain your position.
Do you disagree with anything that has been posted? Explain your
What else would you suggest the author of the posting consider?
You will not be expected to publish your postings for a single due date. Instead, to
make this more manageable, you will publish your postings by the following dates:
Christianity posting: March 29, 2010
Judaism posting: April 23, 2010
Islam posting: May 12, 2010
Choice 1 posting: May 24, 2010
Final Posting: June 11, 2010
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ADDITIONAL RESEARCH WEBSITES
Here are some additional websites that can help to get you started…
(Check under ‘Faiths and Prayer’: http://www.beliefnet.com/
RELIGION POPULATIONS: http://www.adherents.com/
SACRED TEXTS: http://people.ucalgary.ca/~lipton/texts.html
GOLDEN RULE: http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/index.php
(DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE INFORMATION ON THESE LAST TWO SITES!!!)
http://www.hinduismtoday.com/ (Look under ‘Education’)
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Art and Architecture – www.buddhanet.net/gallery.htm
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