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Socials 8 - World Religions

Socials 8: World Religions

 
THE 5 MAJOR RELIGIONS IN THIS UNIT ARE:
  • CHRISTIANITY
  • BUDDHISM
  • HINDUISM
  • ISLAM
  • JUDAISM

ASSIGNMENT: 

The project will vary depending on your teacher. The following chart may be used as the assignment sheet or be used to gather information for your assignment.
 

USEFUL RESOURCES:  

The Templeton library has a good collection of print resources for you to use.

If your teacher has reserved library time for research, there will be a book cart of materials, on reserve, for your class.  The books are usually on a reserve cart for one week. 


If there is no reserve cart, simply access VSB LIBRRY and search by SUBJECT KEYWORD.

 


ON THE REFERENCE SHELF
  1. Start with a GENERAL ENCYCLOPEDIA
    (i.e. World Book, Compton's, and Encyclopedia Britannica)
  2.  
  3. Then check out specialized references in the 200s section of the REFERENCE COLLECTION.
    • The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions [REF 200.3 PER]
    • World Religions [REF 200 TOR]
    • The World Almanac and Book of Facts [REF 031 WOR] - this resource has a one page chart of the major world religions.

USEFUL INTERNET LINKS 
63 RELIGIONS - You will find information on all world religions here. The twelve religions with the greatest number of adherents are listed first. You may need to scroll down to find what you are looking for.
 
Islam: Empire of Faith - This site is a companion to a PBS program. There is excellent basic information on this site about faith, culture, innovations, and profiles. 

 
 
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