This guide has been developed to assist you in your research for Dr. Banke's class. Here is the introductory prompt for your upcoming unit:
This semester you will facilitate a class lesson as a small group for 30-35 minutes in preparation for the second semester individual research and teaching project. All members of the group are expected to substantially contribute to the project (including speaking during the in-class presentation), though you may divide the work in ways that suit your individual skills.
In your presentation, you must:
1. Describe the origins of this belief system, contextualized in the civilization in which it originated.
2. Explain the fundamental tenets of this world philosophy:
What is/are the core source(s) of authority in this belief system?
What does the practice of this belief system look like? (What does worship look like? How should adherents to this philosophy think about the world?)
How does this belief system define ethical, just, or godly behavior? How does it define unethical, unjust, or sinful behavior?
3. Give at least one detailed example of a parable, thought exercise, event, or story from this belief system.