AbstractIn this guided computer-based assignment, students explore international religious diversity, behaviors, and governmental regulation. Students learn how to access international data using the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) (www.thearda.com). By first using China and France as examples, students will gain the skills to gather and interpret...
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Usage NotesBefore the activity:
Print off or upload the "Exploring International Religion Instructions" to your online Learning Management System. Introduce this activity to your students by displaying the ARDA website (www.thearda.com) on the classroom projector. Briefly show them what they are going to do by clicking on: "International" > "Afghanistan" (or...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will demonstrate the ability to gather and interpret statistical data on religion.
- Students will compare and contrast the religious characteristics between countries.
- Students will create a list of in-country populations by religious tradition.
- Students will successfully log onto the ARDA website and correctly answer questions about China’s and France’s population, religious diversity, and governmental regulation of religion using the statistical data tools on the ARDA.
- Students will correctly interpret data in order to compare and contrast religious diversity, religious practices, and governmental persecution of religion in two different countries of their choosing.
- Students will correctly generate a list for the most religious adherents to Islam.