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World Religions With Mr. Chmiel. Personal Bio Fourteenth year teaching at MHS Fourteenth year teaching at MHS Princeton University graduate Princeton.

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1 World Religions With Mr. Chmiel

2 Personal Bio Fourteenth year teaching at MHS Fourteenth year teaching at MHS Princeton University graduate Princeton University graduate Master’s in Education Leadership Master’s in Education Leadership Currently teach Currently teach –AP Art History –History of the Middle East

3 Curriculum Ancient religions and myths Ancient religions and myths World religions with large followings (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) World religions with large followings (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) Lesser known religions (ex. Wicca) Lesser known religions (ex. Wicca) Comparing and contrasting religions Comparing and contrasting religions Religions today Religions today

4 Teaching Approach Interactive lectures using PowerPoint Interactive lectures using PowerPoint Cooperative learning activities (research in groups, worksheets, presentations) Cooperative learning activities (research in groups, worksheets, presentations) Maps, visuals, and primary sources – students analyzing them independently and in groups Maps, visuals, and primary sources – students analyzing them independently and in groups Class discussions Class discussions

5 Goals Improving student knowledge of world religions, key time periods, events, and their impact Improving student knowledge of world religions, key time periods, events, and their impact Understanding world cultures, how events from the past impact the world today Understanding world cultures, how events from the past impact the world today Building thinking, researching, writing skills to more well-rounded individuals Building thinking, researching, writing skills to more well-rounded individuals

6 Grading Based on point system (points earned by student/total possible points) Based on point system (points earned by student/total possible points) Tests Tests –Multiple-choice –Short answers/essays –A few per marking period –About 100 points each

7 Grading Quizzes Quizzes –A few per marking period –10 – 30 points each, varies Homework Homework –Readings from internet or class handouts –Reviewing PowerPoint presentations from my webpage –5 – 10 points each –A couple times a week

8 Grading Projects Projects –Working in groups –Researching and presenting –50 – 100 points Participation Participation –50 points –Prepared, answering questions in class, asking questions, respectful to peers

9 Extra Help and Contact Info My extra help day is on Thursdays. My extra help day is on Thursdays. My is My is Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions or think that you can offer any assistance with the course. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions or think that you can offer any assistance with the course.


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