4 This course enables students to: discover what others believeappreciate their own unique heritagelearn about the teachings and traditions of a variety of religionsUnderstand the connections between religion and the development of civilizationsExplore the place and function of religion in human experienceExamine the influence of religions on contemporary society (and vice versa)
5 Comparative Approach Through various disciplines including: HistoriographyLooking at historical facts as to what was happening at the timeAnthropologyCreators and creations of cultureSociologyGroup social behaviour in a modern contextPsychologyHow religion impacts our thinking – prejudicePhilosophyAnalysis and reflection of stories and beliefs
10 Assessment and Evaluation Course Work (70%)Tests and Quizzes = 25%Film Reviews and Other Assignments = 15%Explorations Journal = 10% Visitation = 8%Early Religions Presentation = 6%Islam Seminar = 6%Summative Evaluation (30%)Major Project - Oral Presentation or Essay = 15%Final Exam = 15%
11 Grading Policy Missed Evaluations - ZERO (without a doctor’s note) Final Exams / Summative - ZERO (without a doctor’s note)Deadlines and Due dates - Assignments are due on the date requested- 2% per day 10% zero if assignment has been graded and returnedAcademic Dishonesty - Plagiarism = ZERO- All work must be I.Y.O.W.Absences – must bring a note from home hand in to the office – admit slip to me.Late – Don’t be.NO personal electronics on or used in class. Your devices and ear buds must be out of sight.
12 2. Aboriginal Spirituality 3. Early Religions 4. Buddhism 5. Hinduism Unit TitleContentHours1. The Religious ImpulseIntroduction to the characteristics and nature of religion.102. Aboriginal SpiritualityThe origins and history, beliefs, practices and influence3. Early ReligionsThe origins, history, beliefs, practices and influence of 5 early religions and Sikhism4. BuddhismThe origins, history, beliefs, practices and influence145. Hinduism6. Judaism7. Christianity8. Islam9. ISUResearch ProjectTotal110
13 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS Where did the universe come from? OR How was the universe created?If you believe in an afterlife, how do you imagine the afterlife to be?Why is there suffering in the world?Has there been an increase or decrease in interest in religion amongst teenagers over the last 50 years?What reasons would you give for the change in interest?Can you be good without God?Can science and religion coexist?Write down a question you have asked yourself regarding religion in the last five years.
14 My Personal Credo Assignment WORLD RELIGIONS (HRT3M)My Personal Credo AssignmentA Credo is a statement of belief that defines who you are in terms of your:idealsvaluesmoralsethicsopinion on right and wrongConsider the characteristics that describe your personal belief system and create an illustrated statement that reflects your outlook on life from either a religious, spiritual or social perspective (or even both)
15 My Personal Credo Assignment WORLD RELIGIONS (HRT3M)My Personal Credo AssignmentYour Credo will be a combination of both a text and visual representation in the form of a mini collageIt will be done on an 81/2 X11 blank sheet of paperYour text can be either in point form or paragraph form and should be supported by visuals demonstrating your beliefsVisuals should be a combination of hand drawn and computer generated symbolsEvaluation: 20 MarksT - 6 Marks - Text (Clarity & originality of statement)A - 6 Marks - Illustrations / Symbols (Varied and meaningful)C - 8 Marks - Writing Mechanics / Neatness (Spelling & grammar)- Aesthetics (Visual clarity & colour)
16 Study Religion across Canada YMCA Youth Exchange:Experience the cultural and geographic diversity of Canadarepresent our school and community as cultural ambassadorsMGCI Students have visited: