Today each group presented their assigned story from a monotheistic culture. Most groups did a wonderful job of covering the story, including details about character and plot, discussing theme, and addressing the cultural context of the selection.
Then, we looked at all of the titles of the text we have read so far this year and grouped them by monotheist/polytheist world views. There was some discussion of how each text can reveal aspects of how religious world views can influence individuals or groups within the culture. We worked with the example of government systems and how government systems may be a reflection of societal perceptions of God/gods.
Assignment: Answer the following three questions which you started answering in class today:
Assignment: Work on your reading journal!!!
Today in class we went over the timeline for the remainder of the quarter: One week to go! Friday next week will be a big day. Be ready to:
Then, we looked at one selection “Creation Hymn” from the ancient Indian Tradition. We had some class discussion about this, and “Burial Hymn” and then we moved on to a selection from the “Mahabharata”.
Assignment: Read pages 122-125. Answer questions on page 126 #3, 4, 5, 6.
Assignment: Finish reading your book and prepare for your book talk next week. Please tell me if you want to go Monday.
WARNING: If every member of class gives their book talk on Friday, this will decrease the time you have to complete the quiz. Please go on Monday or Wednesday if you can to ensure that everyone gets the maximum time possible for the quiz next Friday.