The Spread of Universal Religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam



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The Spread of Universal Religions: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam


AP World History – H1X
Students Will Understand:

  • The distinctive characteristics of Mahayana Buddhism, Roman Catholicism and Sunni Islam

  • What makes a faith attractive to various groups of people: parallels among universal religions

  • How universal religions adapt to the needs of believers, changing circumstances and new cultural settings; mechanisms by which religions spread

  • The changes that result in a religion when those with great political or economic power influence it


Students Will Be Able To:

  • Provide specific examples of the main features of universal religions

  • Compare the spread of universal religions and the manner in which they gained adherents

  • Map the spread of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam from their points of origin

  • Utilize the Document-Based Question format: group documents thematically and use them to provide specific evidence for those themes



Date

Topics

HW – due the following day

Monday

Dec. 13


Continue with DBQ Documents; Turnitin.com; Footnoting w/ Parentheticals

Handout #1

Tuesday

Dec. 14


Principles of Universal Religions

Buddhism Reading

Wednesday

Dec. 15


Case Study: Mahayana Buddhism in China

Christianity Reading

Thursday

Dec. 16


Case Study: From Judaism to Christianity




Friday

Dec. 17


Christianity in Constantinople, Rome and Western Europe

Islam Reading

Monday

Dec. 20


Principles of Islam




Tuesday

Dec. 21


Spread of Islam: the Caliphate and Sufism




Wednesday

Dec. 22


Test: DBQ Essay or Comparative Essay

Policy Briefing Papers due to turnitin.com and hard copies

Thursday

Dec. 23


Review of Test



Have a great Christmas Break!

Write assigned essay over Xmas break and upload to Turnitin by Monday, Jan. 3 at 9:00 AM




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