Religions of the East St. Mary’s College of Maryland Content Investigations Fall 2010 ~  Buddhism  ~  Islam  ~  Hinduism  ~
Essential Questions <ul><li>What are the foundations of religion and how are beliefs manifest in society? </li></ul><ul><l...
Enduring Understandings <ul><li>Fully understanding government and current events requires an understanding of  </li></ul>...
Website <ul><li>Sitemap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddhism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Current Events Journal <ul><li>Ten current events from www.wwrn.org and reflections </li></ul>
Digital Story <ul><li>Juxtapose a violent religious current event with a quote from a religious text or spiritual leader <...
Map of Middle East Religious Sites and Affiliations <ul><li>Visual representation of the religious dynamic in the Middle E...
Favorite Resource <ul><li>WorldWide Religious News </li></ul><ul><li>-  www.wwrn.org  - </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Profit Organ...
Religion in the Classroom <ul><li>Promote tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Controversial and sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Value ...
Future Considerations <ul><li>Teaching Tolerance  </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Roots of Conflicts  </li></ul><ul><li>Optim...
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  1. 1. Religions of the East St. Mary’s College of Maryland Content Investigations Fall 2010 ~ Buddhism ~ Islam ~ Hinduism ~
  2. 2. Essential Questions <ul><li>What are the foundations of religion and how are beliefs manifest in society? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the persistent misconceptions about each religion? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the implications imposed by American society for identifying with a particular religion? </li></ul><ul><li>How does a country’s religious identity affect government? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Enduring Understandings <ul><li>Fully understanding government and current events requires an understanding of </li></ul><ul><li>religious motivations </li></ul><ul><li>Religion can be viewed as benevolent or malevolent </li></ul><ul><li>American expressions of freedom can spur violence abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly every religion has faced periods of oppression – Islam is in that stage right now </li></ul>
  4. 4. Website <ul><li>Sitemap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddhism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rituals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subdivisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hinduism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deities and Texts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Holy Days </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seven Core Beliefs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Islam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Muslim Sects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Religious Parallels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Five Pillars </li></ul></ul></ul>https:// sites.google.com/site/religionincivics/home
  5. 5. Current Events Journal <ul><li>Ten current events from www.wwrn.org and reflections </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital Story <ul><li>Juxtapose a violent religious current event with a quote from a religious text or spiritual leader </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey: religious extremists “trying to create an environment of chaos that would force the secular military to overthrow the Islamic-oriented government.” </li></ul><ul><li>Tajikistan: Radical youth are “a new generation who sees their government as corrupt and morally bankrupt, and Islam as the only real alternative.” </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq: “Sajjad Kiyayad, 7, said… ‘I will fight the Americans because they are Jewish and unbelievers.’” </li></ul>(Imagine 7:29-10:39)
  7. 7. Map of Middle East Religious Sites and Affiliations <ul><li>Visual representation of the religious dynamic in the Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>Religious sensitivity in the Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>National identity linked to religion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria – Sunnis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iran, Iraq, Lebanon – Shi’ites </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Favorite Resource <ul><li>WorldWide Religious News </li></ul><ul><li>- www.wwrn.org - </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Profit Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Current events from around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Stratified by continent and religion </li></ul><ul><li>Reputable news services: BBC, AP </li></ul>
  9. 9. Religion in the Classroom <ul><li>Promote tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Controversial and sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Value American freedoms </li></ul><ul><li>Important to differentiate between religious foundations and stereotypes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Muslims in France are broadly being labeled as ‘terrorists’ because of recent arrests </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Future Considerations <ul><li>Teaching Tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Roots of Conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Optimistic Stories </li></ul>

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