For our religion unit, you and your group will research one of the major world religions and teach the class about it through a PowerPoint presentation. Your presentation will cover the cultural aspects of your selection religion. Please note- your PowerPoint should focus on the visual. Show your audience what you are talking about. As such, include as few words as necessary in your PowerPoint.
- Distribution pattern of the religion
- Where and when did the religion originate (hearth)?
- Where in the world is the religion practiced (in large numbers) today?
- How many people practice the religion worldwide?
- Include maps and visuals.
- An explanation of the religious symbol(s) most commonly associated with this religion.
- Discussion of the major branches or your religions
- What are the names of the branches and what percentage of the religion do they comprise?
- Impact on the Culture Landscape
- Describe the architecture your religion builds and explain what their buildings are called.
- How can you tell a building is a place of worship for the religion?
- Burial practices- what happens to followers’ body when they die?
- What are the religion’s major sacred sites and cities? (at least 2- more is ok)
- Why are these places sacred for the religion?
- INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHS!!! (and explain the photographs)
- What are the religion’s major holidays?
- What do these holidays celebrate?
- How are these holidays celebrated?
- Must be between 4-7 mins
- Each member of the group must speak during the presentation.
- Divide up the research EVENLY amongst your group members. Understand that some members may be better at some things. Use your groups strengths.
- Each of you will be filling out a group project survey at the end answering questions about you and your group members contributions towards the project.
- Your PowerPoint needs to focus on the visual and have as few words as possible.
- You may use speaker notes for your presentation (I strongly recommend them), but be prepared to answer class questions
- Presentation should be free of all spelling and grammatical errors
- You may have notecards, but you should not be reading off them. They should only be there to recall information.
- You must include a bibliography slide at the end of your presentation citing all of the sources you used
- Website URL or textbook title, author, and page number is all that is needed for citing. Be sure URLs are correct, as I will be checking sources.
- Example (all on one slide at the end)
i. Slide 1- url www.history.org
textbook, author, 61-62
- Slide 2- url www.History.org
textbook, author, 62