Grade 9

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Global Studies I

 1.   Choose 1 belief system from list on assignment sheet

2.   Read the Description of the Belief System at the BBC website.

3.   Read at least 2 complete articles from the list below that relate to your chosen belief system.

4.   Write a 1-2 page typed summary - see assignment sheet for a detailed description of what your summary must include.

5.   List of sources must be included in MLA style format.

See below for the directions & complete summer reading assignment.

Email Ms. Lyons with any questions




Hinduism:

Rats Rule at Indian Temple

National Geographic, 2004

India's "Untouchables" Face Violence, Discrimination

National Geographic, 2003

Hindu Group Stirs a Debate Over Yoga's Soul

New York Times, 2010

Hindu-Muslim Violence Imperils India


TimeWorld, 2002

 

Judaism:

 Journey of Faith

National Geographic, 2001

Holy Land - Rise of Three Faiths

National Geographic, 2009 

Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Smithsonian, 2010 

Keepers of the Lost Ark


Smithsonian, 2007 

 What is Beneath the Temple Mount?

Smithsonian, 2011

Shifting Ground in the Holy Land

Smithsonian, 2006

 

Christianity:

 Holy Land - Rise of Three Faiths

National Geographic, 2009

Keepers of the Lost Ark

Smithsonian, 2007 

 In the Footsteps of the Apostles

National Geographic, 2012

Christians Fear Losing Freedoms in Arab Spring Movement

January 2012 


Islam:

 Islam Expanding Globally, Adapting Locally

National Geographic, 2003

Holy Land - Rise of Three Faiths

National Geographic, 2009 

 The Struggle Within Islam

Smithsonian, 2011

What is Beneath the Temple Mount?

Smithsonian, 2011


Buddhism:

 City of Leh Thrives as Oasis of Peace in Kashmir

National Geographic, 2003    

Glimpses of the Lost orld of Alchi

Smithsonian, 2010 

Endangered Site: Xumishan Grottoes, China

Smithsonian, 2009 

India's Ancient Art

National Geographic, 2008 


Confucianism:

Confucius Status Vanishes Near Tiananmen Square


New York Times, 2011

The Confucian Tradition & Chinese Television Today

New York Times 

The Way of Confucius

Smithsonian, 2001

 

 

Required Book English 9
 
Free Choice Book
  • Book selection must be fiction
  • Book selection must be at or above grade level
  • Click here for some book suggestions but  titles do not have to come from the lists provided
  • Visit the Public Library - look for the summer reading display
  • Looking for alternate formats?  Overdrive from Voorheesville Public Library & Overdrive from C.A. Bouton High School Library
  • Email Mrs. McTighe with any questions



Assignment
Given after school begins

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Christina Menetti,
Jun 16, 2014, 4:43 PM