Religion Benchmark Projects! Woo hoo!


Unit Essential Questions:

- What is religion?

- Has religion helped humans more than it has hurt or hurt more than it has helped?

- How has religion influenced interactions between people?


Over the next week you will be researching for and creating a document that will inform the public about a specific issue relating to religion. You will need to choose a specific focus that allows you to focus on multiple religions and investigate both primary and secondary sources. Your project must include sacred texts and multiple interpretations of these sources. You may use sources that we have studied together in class but must also locate sources of your own. You cannot include your own religion in this project but must instead investigate other religions.


Benchmark Rubric

Analysis= what is interesting and/or important? Why? What does it show?


Sample Project Format:

Intro to topic / issue
Quote from Sacred Text from Religion #1
Your analysis of text
Quotes from two Secondary Sources about Religion #1
Your analysis of source
Quote from Sacred Text from Religion #2
Your analysis of text
Quotes from two Secondary Sources about Religion #2
Your analysis of source
Your conclusions / larger ideas about the issue and religion overall

Citing:

easybib.com

Final Checklist:
Eliminate first person
Shorten quotes
Guiding Questions
Make analysis clear and concise
Citations (Works Cited and in-text citations)
Decorate your wiki


Topic ideas:

Images of God
Afterlife
End of the World
Sexuality
Homosexuality
Gender Equality
God/Gods
Creation Myths
Environment/Nature
Death
Violence
Food
Morals/Sins
Discipline (& Youth)
Redemption
Prayer
Clothing
Rites of Passage
Money
Education
Equality/Divisions in Society
Public vs Private Life