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AVID 8th Grade World Religions Project

Research Questions for Friday, January 19, 2018
Directions: Use credible sources to write up Cornell Notes for the following research questions.
How can we achieve PEACE through RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE?

-When did your group’s assigned religion originate? 

–What are the basic beliefs of your assigned religion? 

–When were people of this religion persecuted, and under what conditions? 

–When were the people of this religion treated with tolerance, and under what conditions? 

–What is the population of this religion today? What was the population of this religion 10 years ago? Twenty years ago? Fifty years ago? (These census numbers can vary, depending on data found during research. The idea is to show how quickly or slowly the religion has grown in the past century.) 

-What are the political concerns of this religious group?

- What beliefs/values does your assigned religion share with other religions?

Online Reference Resources

Start your research with these resources:

1. Do a subject search using your religion of study.
2. Try a keyword search using the topics from the essential question.
Explora - Access magazine articles, primary sources, biographies, reference books and other research resources. See Ms. Ford for access.

Resources for many world religions
World Religions
BBC Religions

Includes videos, slideshows and timelines.

 Includes basic information on the major world religions as well as Baha'ism, Confucianism, Indigenous, Jainism, New  Age, Rastafarianism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Taoism, Wicca and Zoroastrianism

A wealth of interactive online resources that include animated sacred books with audio and subtitles from many of the world religions including Islam, Judaism Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism and how members and non-members of the faith understand the sacred texts (specifically the Jewish and Christian Bibles and the Qur'an).

Observing Rituals of Faith
Photographs depicting members of various faiths observing their rituals of faith.