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Religion Web Quest
INTRODUCTION:
In 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 effect the political, social, economic, and intellectual life of the believers. You will be creating a reference chart about some of the world's major religions.

The Task
You are beginning your study of world history. Since religion is a basis for much of human history, you will need clear reference material that will give you some basic information about Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, as well as some of the other belief systems. In creating your chart, you will also be determining which WWW sites are more helpful and accurate. You will also have to record basic bibliographic information for each site you decide to use.



The Process
To accomplish the tasks required, you must work your way through the following steps:
 
  1. Create your own chart based on the World Religions Chart. Your chart must contain all the same information.  
  2. For each of the first 5 religions, 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.
 
Use the following matrix to create your own charts. You will need more space than is provided here. To make this assignment useful, you will have to include details. You may decide to have a separate page for each major religion and perhaps 2 per page for some of the others. DO NOT USE THE SAMPLE CHART BELOW; THERE IS INSUFFICIENT ROOM Numbers below refer to a religion having a collection of laws or practice s with a set number of parts; each should be listed. This does not mean that these should be the only responses. Your information must be hand written.

 

 

World Religions
 
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
Hinduism
Buddhism
Beginning - Who, When, Where, How?
 
 
 
 
 
Supreme Being(s) - Monotheistic or Polytheistic; name used to refer to Supreme Being(s)
 
 
 
 
 
Name of Sacred Book
 
 
 
 
 
Method of Reaching Paradise/Salvation
 
 
 
 
 
Core Beliefs
 
 
 
 
(4)
Religious Practices/Laws
(10)
 
(5)
 
(8)
Common symbols
 
 
 
 
 
Spread of Religion
 
 
 
 
 
Significance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   

 

  

World Religions

 
 
Confucianism
Taoism
Shintoism
Sikhism
Zoroastrianism
Beginning - Who, When, Where, How?
 
 
 
 
 
Supreme Being(s) - Monotheistic or Polytheistic; name used to refer to Supreme Being(s)
 
 
 
 
 
Name of Sacred Book
 
 
 
 
 
Method of Reaching Paradise/Salvation
 
 
 
 
 
Core Beliefs
 
 
 
 
 
Religious Practices/Laws
 
 
 
 
 
Common Symbols
 
 
 
 
 
Spread of Religion
 
 
 
 
 
Significance