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Abrahamic Religions

Posted by Myla Liljemark on January 8, 2013

Formative Assessment #1:  Using religious texts as historical reference

Part 1:  Please read through the two documents (Genesis 6 and 7, Epic of Gilgamesh) and use the provided Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the two stories.  Be sure to answer the summary question at the bottom of the Venn Diagram.

Epic of Gilgamesh

Genesis 6 and 7

Venn Diagram Religious Texts

Part 2: Use the information in the cards to complete the Torah Tells handout.

Torah Tells handout

Torah Tells Cards

Formative Assessment #2: Hebrew Story and Basic Jewish beliefs

Part 1 – Art Analysis Directions:  Separate a piece of paper into three sections.  Label one section “observe,” one section “reflect,” and one section “question.”  Under observe, record all the things you see while looking at the art.  Do not put any judgement into it.  Just observe.  Then, under “reflect,”  make suggestions about the picture.  This can include what you think is happening, who you think the people are, what the non- animal and people stuff are about, etc. Explain WHY you think what you do for every reflection you make.  Then for “question,” record all the things you wonder.  There are no right and wrong answers for any part of this analysis.  Just have fun thinking and analyzing!

Story of Abraham – this story is background info and was read in class

Picture of Abraham Art

Part 2 – Hebrew History

Please watch PBS’s Kingdom of David video provided on the following link.  Start at 6:55 and stop just after the burning of the ram.  (You can watch the whole thing if you want, but that specific section is the one that pertains to this class.)

Please Read page 226-230 in your textbook (only read the first half of 230). (See Early Hebrew History link below for a copy of the pages.)  After you have read through all the pages, retell the Hebrew story by thinking back on what you think are the 10 most important points.  List out those ten points on a piece of paper giving a little information on each about what happened.  Someone reading through the ten points should be able to get a basic or general idea of early Hebrew history. For more information, please use the video link from above and watch from 18:05 minutes to about 23 minutes (information on the Exodus and Moses.)

Wailing Wall Live WebCam

Go Down Moses You Tube song

Early Hebrew History Reading

PBS Kingdom of David video

Hebrew History Summary and 10 Commandments – Handout

 Formative Assessment #3:  History of Christians and Muslims

Class analysis of the “Last Supper” painting

PBS Video – Rise of Islam handout.  This handout is the be completed while watching the video.

Rise of Islam video link

Formative Assessment #4:  Beliefs of Jews, Muslims, and Christians

Monotheistic Religions Basic Beliefs graphic organizers Handout

Inside Mecca – National Geographic video

Watch the “Inside Mecca” video.  On a piece of paper identify 10 things you recognize about Islam and ten things that you learned about Islam by watching the video

Summative Assessment:  Unit Test

Abrahamic Religions Unit Test Review

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