In your groups brainstorm and research how religion affects our world today.

  • What are the positive impacts?
  • What are the negative impacts?
  • How has religion affected
    • your daily life
    •  politics
    • culture
    • art
    • education
    • food
    • etc

First Summative Assessment: World Religion Presentation

Objective: You will be able to explain the characteristics of a major world religion and analyze the effect the religion has on the world

Grouping: Groups of 3 (to be assigned by the teacher) 

Assignment: Research, create and present a 3 to 5 minute slideshow (Keynote, Prezi, Google Presentation) that explains the origin, growth, main features, and effect on the world today of one of the following religions:

  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Baha’i
  • Taoism
  • Shintoism
  • Sikhism
  • Jainism
  • anything else, if approved by your teacher

Content to include the following (not necessarily in this order)

    • Founder(s) / Origin
    • Holy Writings
    • Places of Worship
    • Main Beliefs
    • Number of Followers Today
    • Rules and Customs
    • Holidays and Festivals
  • positive effect on the world today (This one is important…don’t forget it!!)
  • Anything else you may find relevant to introduce the topic

Some tips to get top marks

  • Visual
    • Use images more than words (Presentation Zen)
    • Use Creative Commons images or visually appealing images (not clip art or bullets!)
    • One slide per characteristic is effective
    • Make sure you cite your images using MLA format (your can have a final citation slide if you like)
  • Oral
    • It’s clear you practiced your speech and your speech is written
    • You are not over-reliant on your speech, but use your notecards as prompts
    • Your voice is clear and easy to understand
    • Your tone is respectful

Timeline: ~1 week and a half

Assessment Criteria  – A and C successful project will show that students can… 

Criterion A – Knowledge and Understanding

Level 7/8

  • You include clear details about all aspects to be researched
  • All of your details use a range of terminology accurately referring to religion
  • You demonstrates detailed  knowledge and understanding of how your religion positively changed the world through developed and accurate  descriptions, explanations and examples (text,visual, etc.)

Criterion C – Communicating

Level 7/8

    • You communicate information and ideas in a way that is completely appropriate to the audience and the purpose, without relying on reading
    • You structure information and ideas completely according to the task instruction
    • Each member equally contributes to the planning and delivery of the presentation
    • You cite all of your Creative Commons images using MLA format 


For Research:

Student Resource Center

Britannica School

The Library- Book Shelf

Bitesize Religion

For Citations:

MLA Citation Generator

Due Friday September 14th

Hyperlink your presentations here