Unit 4 Essential and Focus Questions

  • Unit 4 Essential Questions

    1. Do belief systems unite or divide people?
    2. How do belief systems impact social structures?

    Unit 4 Focus Questions

    1. How did the fundamental beliefs and ideas of the religions, philosophies, and belief systems affect different areas of the world?
    2. In what ways are Christianity, Islam and Judaism systems similar and different?
    3. How did the expansion of Islam, Confucianism, Christianity, and Buddhism encourage the encounter and exchanges of peoples, goods, and ideas?
    4. What role did missionaries, traders, and conquerors play in the spread of religions?
    5. What holy books or texts are associated with the major religions of the world?
    6. How did a culture’s belief system impact its arts?
    7. What are the basic teachings of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism?
    8. How do the major religions of the world impact gender roles and the development of patriarchal societies?