Unit 1: Redefining World Society and Culture
Lesson B: Division and Diffusion — World Belief Systems
Review and Assessment
In this lesson, you have learned to analyze historical data found in visuals such as tables, charts, graphs, and maps in order to better understand how world religions and belief systems shaped the world. You learned about some of the basic practices of different world religions and belief systems as well as where they developed. You also learned how and why different religions and belief systems spread around the world. Finally, you considered how these events led to both unity and division throughout the world.
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World religions and belief systems have played a major role in shaping world history. Religions were a primary factor in cultural diffusion and they helped unify cultures and government. In addition, they have been major sources of division and conflict in the world. Think about these examples as you complete the BCR below.
Brief Constructed Response - World Religions and Belief Systems
Describe how religions and belief systems have been both a unifying force and a dividing force in world history.
- Describe the spread of world religions and belief systems throughout the world and how this cultural diffusion led to unified cultures and governments.
- Explain how world religions and belief systems also led to division in some cultures and between some countries and regions.
- Include details and examples to support your answer.
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