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RESEARCH TASK:  RITUAL OBJECTS AND GARMENTS | YEAR 11

Outcomes

A student:

P4
  examines significant aspects of religious traditions   
P5  describes the influence of religious traditions in the life of adherents
P6  selects and uses relevant information about religion from a variety of sources
P8  uses appropriate terminology related to religion and belief systems

Use the library and web sources conduct research on three ritual objects/ garments within Judaism.

For each object and/or ritual garment:

1.  Explain the origins
2.  Describe the objects/garments and the way in which they are used
3.  Explain their influence in the life of adherents. 

Include a bibliography.

Present your information in a chart. Landscape format would be best.
Use the following headings:

Object/ Ritual garment
Origins
Description and use of object/garment
Influence in the life of adherents.


Some suggestions

Tallit
Tzitzit
Tefillin
Mezuzzah
Shabbat Candles
Channukiah
Menorah
Ner Tamid
Shofar
Havdalah objects
Seder Plate
Chuppah
Challah
Sukkah


Mark allocation

1. Explain the origins

  • Comprehensive explanation of how and why the object/garment developed
  • Identifies specific sacred texts and writings which provide the source of the object/garment
  • Information and terminology is relevant and accurate; sources are clearly identified in the bibliography

5

  • Sound explanation of how and/or why the object/garment developed
  • General reference to sacred texts and writings which provide the source of the object/garment
  • Generally accurate and relevant information and terminology; bibliography is included

3 - 4

  • Basic description of how and/or why the object/garment developed
  • Minimal reference to sacred texts and writings which provide the source of the object/garment
  • Some relevant information and basic terminology 

1 - 2

2. Describe the way in which they are used

  • Clearly identifies the characteristics and features of the object/garment
  • Comprehensively describes the way in which it is used.
  • Sources are clearly identified in the bibliography 

7

  • Identifies some characteristics and features of the object/garment
  • General description of the way in which it is used.
  • Sources are clearly identified in the bibliography.

4 - 6

  • Basic reference to some characteristics and features of the object/garment
  • May refer to the use of the object/garment
  • Sources not clearly identified 

1 - 3

3.  Explain the influence in the everyday life of adherents

  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the way in which the object/ritual garment reflects the beliefs and ethics of Judaism.
  • Provides detailed explanation about how and why the object/ritual garment influences the life of adherents.
  • Information and terminology is relevant and accurate.

8

  • Demonstrates general knowledge and understanding of the way in which the object/ritual garment reflects the beliefs and ethics of Judaism.
  • Provides some explanation about how and/or why the object/ritual garment influences the life of adherents.
  • Information and terminology is generally relevant and accurate. 

6 - 7

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and some understanding of the way in which the object/ritual garment reflects the beliefs and ethics of Judaism.
  • Refers to the use of the object/ritual garment in the life of adherents.
  • Some information and terminology is relevant and accurate. 

4 - 6

  • Limited knowledge and understanding
  • May refer to the use of the object/ritual garment
  • Little accurate use of terminology. 

1 - 3



© Hilary Kahn Moriah College, Sydney 2006




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