1 Why did Christianity take hold in the ancient world?
TWO of MY FAVOURITE EXCERPTS from MY DBQ Essay.
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One reason why Christianity spread is because of the way Christians achieved peace. Christian way of achieving peace was contrast with Roman way of achieving peace. Basically, in The Path to Peace, , Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan are saying that Roman ideology and Christianity’s ideology was really different. Roman ideology was that violence, leads to victory and then they could gain peace. On the other hand, Christianity believed they can gain peace by non-violent ways and through justice.
People believed that they can get happy life and they can be happy after death. In document B (Immortality), historian ‘Helmut Koester’ is mainly argues that ancient people believed immortality that there’s future life and if they believe Christianity, they believed that they will be free from sickness, diseases, and poverty. They also believed that they can get individual isolation. Ancient people really wanted future for the individual. I think Christianity spread because people wanted their future life to be happy.
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2. Biggest takeaway
- What is your BIGGEST TAKEAWAY (BIGGEST LEARNING) from our STUDY OF THE ORIGINS & SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY?
My biggest takeaway is why Christianity spread. There’s many reason why people started believe Christianity. Some people believed Christianity because they wanted to get peace in non-violent way since Roman thought that they can get peace by violent way. Some people believed Christianity because of their belief that they can get happy life without disease, pain, or poverty. They also believed that they are image of god. Some people believed Christianity because they wanted to have good neighbors and they wanted to take cared by good. Other factor is Paul’s preach. Paul sent letters or he preached to people who are non-Christians, and they started believing Christianity.
3. Visualising Text – Sketchnoting
- How did sketchnoting help you understand how Christianity originated and spread?
While sketchnoting, I recalled and I thought again what I learned and it helped understand and memorize the concept. Drawings and some text boxes helped me recognize the key points of the story.
- What did you learn about yourself as a visual notetaker?
I think it will be useful a lot if I sketchnote, and might help a lot on studying if I use it on other subjects. I really like Sketchnote:)
4. Explain Everything & VLOGGING As a Metacognitive Stratagies
- What discoveries did you encounter as you were vlogging and exploring your thinking?
I discovered that it is really hard to explain something and if I record myself explaining, my speaking speed becomes really fast, and I sometimes make mistakes. However, when we actually do it, I never forget what I spoke. I think that it is really good way to recall what I learned and it is really helpful improving my speaking skill.
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5. Goal Setting
- What is one of your GOALS for social studies class?
My goals for social studies are to keep sketchnote what I learned, and I want put all the things I learned in my head, and I don’t want to forget. I want to understand every concept.