Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.2c - Major Religions

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in the world about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) by

c) describing the distribution of major religions;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

By 1500 A.D. (C.E.), the five world religions had spread to many areas of the Eastern Hemisphere.

ESSENTIALS

Location of world religions in 1500 A.D. (C.E.)

 Judaism: Concentrated in Europe and the Middle East

 Christianity: Concentrated in Europe and the Middle East

 Islam: Parts of Asia, Africa, and southern Europe; concentrated in the Middle East

 Hinduism: India and part of Southeast Asia

 Buddhism: East and Southeast Asia


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms:

Monotheism

Polytheism

Torah

Bible

Messiah

Qur’an (Koran)

Five Pillars

Reincarnation

Karma

Vedas

Four Noble Truths

Eightfold Path

Nirvana

People:

Abraham

Hebrews

Jesus

Allah

Muhammad

Muslims

Siddhartha Gautama

Buddha

Asoka

Places:

Middle East

Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia

Mecca

Medina

India

China

Updated: Jun 01, 2018