The materials in this unit will enable students to demonstrate mastery in the following Virginia SOLs:
WHII.2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in the world about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) by
c) describing the distribution of major religions;
WHII.15 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the influence of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in the contemporary world by
a) describing their beliefs, sacred writings, traditions, and customs;
b) locating the geographic distribution of religions in the contemporary world.
This unit contains:
Religions Narrative (contains maps, symbols, population charts) - Short reading that details the major beliefs and tenets of each World Religion identified in WHII.15
Religions Poster Project and Chart (key included) - Students work in teams to create a poster advertising an assigned religion. As classmates present, students use the chart to record information about each religion.
Religions Map (Spread) - Details how each religion spreads according to WHII.2 and WHII.15 and provides a map where students can shade in the area of each religion and draw arrows indicating spread.
Religion Student Notes - A fill-in-the-blank style of notes in which students work with a differentiated (targeted) team to compete against other teams to complete a summary of the world's major religions.
World Religions Assessment - 25 questions multiple choice assignment aligned with WHII.2 and WHII.15