Lesson 2: World Religions – Distribution/Diffusion
Learning Targets and Language Objectives
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As you watch the video consider;
- What does diffusion mean?
- What would be different in today's world if religions had diffused differently? (Example: What if Europe was not predominantly Christian?)
- Working in your regional groups, access the World Religions Interactive Map (and videos) to discover the religious distribution in your assigned region. This map allows you to hover over the countries and it will report the percentages of each major religion within that country.
- Create a brief “religious profile” for the region giving representative religious statistical data for the region.
- Once you have completed your religious profile, formulate a hypothesis as to why this data “makes sense” (i.e. why does it “make sense” that Christianity diffused to the United States?). Have students analyze the World Map of Contemporary Prominent Religions to generate ideas about religious diffusion.
- Have students hypothesize the positive and negative aspects of religious diffusion.
Continue working individually or within your “Expert Groups,”
- Continue working on the WGS_World Religion Children’s Book_Unit 6,page 5 and page 6.
- The following resources will help you complete your book.
- Complete as much as you have time to complete. The completed book will be due at the end of Lesson 3 on World Religions. You will have one more class to work on it, but some of the work may need to be completed for homework. If you have time remaining today, you may go back to work on anything left from pages 1-4, but your focus today is on pages 5-6.
Revisit the Learning Target Post-Assessment.