Belief Systems Power Point Project:
Global History and Geography

Linda Lapp
 

Directions

  • This project is designed to help you learn in depth information about the major belief systems of the world. 

  • With a partner you will create a power point presentation detailing the major aspects of seven belief systems.

  • See the attached rubric for details regarding how the project will be graded.

The following belief systems are required to be part of your Power Point Presentation.

Buddhism

 Hinduism
Christianity Islam
Confucianism Judaism
Shinto  Daoism/Taoism

The final belief system can be any one of the following:

Jainism, Animism, Sikhism

Note: If you are interested in researching a belief system that is not listed above, please see me for approval.

Required Information for each slide

  • Location where the belief system originated (started) *you may want to use a map on your slide

  • Founder of the belief system (if known)

  • Major rituals/beliefs of the religion

  • Holy book(s)/sacred texts

  • Place of worship

  • The symbol representing the belief system

  • Areas where the religion is practiced today

Good places to start finding information include

You Global History Textbook
Web sites: 

Scoring Rubric
 


Number of slides per Power Point presentation

5

12 slides total: Introductory slide, 9 slides (one for each belief system) plus at least two additional slides.

4

11 slides total: 9 slides for belief systems, plus two additional slides.  One slide is missing.

3

9-10 slides. Attempted to complete the presentation, but failed to do so.

2

7-8 slides.  Attempted to complete the project, but did not get it finished.

1

6-1 slides.  Missing major components of the project.
 


Information contained within the slides

5

Each slide is appealing and contains required information for each belief system.  At least  2 slides contain sound or movement.

4

Slides look good, but are missing one or two components from the required list. At least one slide contains sound or movement.

3

Slides appear to be somewhat thrown together, missing a good deal of required information.

2

Slides are very sloppy, do not contain hardly any required information.

1

Slides are in complete shambles.  No required information is contained within the slides.
 


Accuracy

5

All information contained within the slides is accurate and detailed.

4

Most of the information is accurate, but a few pieces of information are missing or inaccurate.

3

70% of the information is accurate, while other components are missing or inaccurate.

2

50% of the information is accurate, while other information is missing or inaccurate..

1

Less than 50% of the information is accurate or included within the presentation.
 


Visual Appeal and Creativity

5

The presentation is eye appealing and creative.

4

The presentation is eye appealing, but lacks some creativity.

3

The presentation is not very stimulating, nor is it very creative.

2

The presentation is eye appealing or creative, but not both.

1

Although you attempted to complete the project, it not visually appealing or creative.
 


End of project Partner evaluation

5

According to my partner, I was a team player and did my share of the research.

4

According to my partner, I tried really hard, but sick days, band lessons and vacations made me miss a day of school, when I could have worked on the project.

3

According to my partner, I was in school and tried to help, but forgot research at home, or just could not stay focused during the project.

2

According to my partner, I may have spent one class day working hard on this project and did little if any work outside of class.

1

My partner does not remember what I look like.  I tried to put together my own project while I was out, but was not a team player. OR Failure to attend school the day of presentations.
 

For a printable Version of the above, see Belief Systems Power Point project Scoring Rubric.

2008 NYSED