Process

Source: http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/china03.gif

First assignment: Your Assignment is to complete the following chart on the characteristics of the Ancient Chinese Religions of Heaven worship, Confucianism, and Taoism/Daoism.  In each section, provide a detailed description, include at least 3 facts. Use the following Web sites to complete the assignment.

Religions of Ancient China

 

Ancient faith: Heaven worship

 

Confucianism

 

Taoism/Daoism

 

Who founded the Religion? And when

 

 

 

 

What was the Religion about?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individuals Role

 

 

 

 

The Rites of the Religion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deities? If any?

 

 

 

 

 

What were the major focuses of the Religion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philosophy or Religion? Both?

 

 

 

 

All Three Religions: http://blue.butler.edu/~jfmcgrat/china/religion1.htm

http://www.web-books.com/classics/Nonfiction/Religion/ChinaReligion/Contents.htm

http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk/ancient_china/religion/index.shtml

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_China

 

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/china/religion/index.htm

 

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/core9/phalsall/texts/chinrelg.html

Confucianism: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=206303

http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar129220&st=confucianism

http://www.crystalinks.com/confucius.html

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confucianism

 

Taoism: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=223689

http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar546820&st=taoism

http://www.crystalinks.com/taoism.html

 

Second Assignment: Using the information that you gathered in the first assignment, compare and contrast the three religions of Ancient China. Use Microsoft Word to create a chart, and include at least 3 differences and comparisons between the religions.

 

Use the following sample chart:

Ancient faith:

 

 

 

 

 

Taoism/Daoism:

 

 

 

 

Comparisons:

 

 

 

Confucianism:

 

 

 

 

Third Assignment:  In a 100-150 words, explain which religion you would have followed if you lived in Ancient China. Use Microsoft Word to complete this assignment. Include the following criteria:

1.      Which religion (Ancient faith, Confucianism, and Taoism/Daoism

2.      Explain 3 reasons why you chose the religion.