Having read high quality texts, students will research a Belief System to prove that the system promotes respect for life, peace , participating in one’s community, honoring one’s elders, provides guidance on daily behavior and on relationships with family friends and others.
*Establish the goal, problem, challenge, or obstacle in the task.
What understandings or goals will be assessed through this task?
To assess students’ understanding, students will create: 1)Graphs and charts (or a map) depicting where the Belief System originated 2) A fact sheet with facts about the basic beliefs 3)Followers worldwide 4)Name of the deity/deities 5)Founder or Leadership 6)Holy Book(s) 7)Leadership 8)Basic beliefs.
Role & Audience
*Define the role and job of the students for the task.
*Identify the target audience within the context of the scenario.
*Explain the context of the scenario.
Students will take part in a “peace summit” dedicated to suggests that Belief Systems are relevant today in the lives of everyday people.
Students will serve as representatives of their belief system by joining a small group discussion in the middle of the room with the guest and the teacher(s). Other students studying their same belief system will “tap out” the current presenter at least once to add thoughts or ideas, or join the discussion.
Students will attempt to convince the guest and the teachers that belief systems should be allowed to persist as vital sources of hope and harmony, despite the trouble and warfare they have caused via their extremist members.
*Clarify what the students will create and why they will create it.
Notes for Summit
Examples of what their beliefs are doing to promote peace
Analysis of how those beliefs can be positive
Standards and Criteria
*Identify specific criteria students will need to meet for success.
What qualities must student work demonstrate to signify that standards were met?