Time Frame: 5 to 7 days, depending on amount
of class time provided to work on the project.
Suggested Grade Level: High School
New Jersey Core Standards: 6.2, 6.5, 6.6
Objectives: The students will be able to
- Explain the impact of religion on the development
of regions where they are commonly followed.
- Create a museum display and brochure demonstrating the
impact of the religion.
- Student handout
- Allow students time to research religions in the media center.
- Students will need a "Science-Fair" display board.
Strategies and Procedures:
- Provide students with background and connection
- Break class down into groups of two or three.
- Clarify project requirements:
- Each group will design a stand-up placard with the essential
information for display during the fair. Also, you
will need to design brochure/hand-out for the class
(bring it to me the day before the fair, and I will
copy for the class) that highlights the major tenets/ideas/effects...etc
- In general, the presentation should be about ten
minutes in length, with the handouts and placard
providing the written information to the class.
(Food is extra credit)
- Each group member should take part in the presentation.
- The conclusion of your presentation must explain
the effect/impact that this religion and its' beliefs
have had on its' followers past, present, and future
by citing specific examples from the sources you
have found, and current events.
- Clarify questions about essential topics to include:
- History of the religion -founder(s), place, how it gained a following.
- The essential tenets/teachings.
- Image of God(s)/Deities.
- Forms of Worship/Religious rituals.
- Scriptures/Messages/Sacred Texts.
- Moral Codes.
- Beliefs about the afterlife/doctrine of salvation.
- Areas/Regions where this religion is practiced - Universal? Traditional?
- Number of people who practice it & information/description of their lives/culture.
- Allow for research and the creation of the display.
- In two 45-minute class periods, students will set
up displays and view each other's creations. Rotate
groups so that all students have the opportunity
to see all displays.
- Evaluate students' displays and brochures.
- Have students write an essay comparing religious impact
or a position paper evaluating the impact of religions