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HIST 151 – Religions Throw Down: 1st Step – What Do You Need?

Resources for preparing to convert Emporer Knuuti to one of four classical period religions while dissuading him from the others.

On Getting the Right Information for the Task

You're busy. And you have to get ready for your History 151 Debate assignment. Before you research anything, take a few minutes to figure out exactly what you need to find out.

  • Read your assignment carefully.
  • Ask clarifying questions.
  • Make a list of what you need to know.

Some Information on the Assignment

Students will work in groups to represent one of the following specific classical-era religions:
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Manichaeism 
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism 
  • Christianity
  • Druidism
Through debate, the student groups will attempt to convince Emperor Knuuti to convert to their religion by:
Part 1: Making a sales pitch for their religion
Part 2: Criticizing other religions while defending their religion from criticism 
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