Students will explore the major aspects of Classical religions, compare those religions to one another, and then teach their fellow students about the religions they have explored. The religions to be included will be Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Taoism, Hellenism (post-Alexander Greece) , Islam, Judaism, and Polytheism.
Students will research and prepare a lesson which teach to their class. We will use the combination of these lessons to create a six weeks test over the major religious systems of the Classical Period.
AP World History
Power point Presentations on Belief Systems
Suggested Outline for Presentations:
(may vary based on topic-- use this as a guide)
The content is the most important thing. Better it be accurate and complete, than pretty.
Textual slides should be easy to read (use MIN 18 point fonts, preferably bigger.)
The goal here is to review belief systems using topics that allow us to compare and / or connect at least two belief systems. Limited research is necessary.
Possible Topics – Belief Systems:
(Propose others if you wish. For example, you may consider any topic that connects or compares at least two or three belief systems.)
Monotheistic versus polytheistic religions
Missionaries (at least 2 belief systems)
Religious Prophets/ Founders (Great Individuals) – Axial Age
Ethics and Morality in Religion (at least 2 belief systems)
Conflict and Religion (at least 2 belief systems)
Gender and Religion (at least 2 belief systems)
Social Structure (Confucian, Patriarchal, Caste system among others… )
Sacred Architecture (at least 2 belief systems)
Role of Ancestors in Religion ( at least 2 belief systems)
Life after Death ( at least 3 belief systems)
Conceptions of Time in Belief Systems (at least 2 belief systems)
Nature of God ( at least 3 belief systems)
Ways Religions Spread ( at least 3 very different religions)
Holy Cities (at least 3 belief systems)
Include within these topics, attention to any two or more of the following belief systems: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hellenism (post-Alexander Greece) , Judaism, Polytheism
Each of these aspects must be included within your presentation in addition to covering the above topic:
This slideshow is intended for supplemental research, you will have to do further research from additional sources.