Exploring new religions focus of next AP Human Geography projectAssigned to expand the students knowledge of the world
Taking notes, sophomore Andrew Hawkins is preparing to begin his harkness discussion. APHUG students participate in Harkness discussions on in-class topics in order to help prepare them for projects or tests. "I feel more prepared for our upcoming project because of the Harkness discussions in class," Hawkins said. Photo Credit: Jackson Bogan
After realizing a deficit in her student’s knowledge of topics outside of the United States, students in Jessica Kelly’s AP Human Geography class are starting a project to increase their knowledge of different religions.
“I have students that can’t recognize major cultural or religious icons,” Kelly said. “I hope by giving them this project they will be able to learn and share their knowledge with others.”
Students will have to conduct research on the various world religions and compile their work into an informative presentation.
“I hope that this project will teach me more about religions that are less common to me, but more common around the world,” sophomore Franchesca Ramirez said.
The projects will start tomorrow and conclude on Jan. 6 with formal presentations.
“I honestly don’t know what to expect from this project,” sophomore Andrew Hawkins said. “I am just hoping this project will allow us to research and talk about the more fringe religions from around the world that we don’t really talk about.”
Kelly hopes to expand that the students will be able to take away new information to help them in future class lessons.
“The religions that will be covered will be mostly mainstream,” Kelly said “However, when the students are covering religions like Buddhism or Islam I hope they are able to learn more about the world around them.”