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.