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WCF.M2.L65 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Discuss the main distribution of cultural groups around the South Pacific Rim (especially Polynesia and the Andes), their diversity, migrations, and contacts.
  • Describe the Highland Mayan calendar and the way it controlled the religion and major aspects of an individual’s life.
  • Examine the effect of your own annual religious/social commitments and compare them with Mayan religion

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 255-256Lesson 65 Introduction

  • General

  • Americas

  • Pacific
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Classical World Reader
  • 373-388Kirch: Early Polynesia, and Open Polynesian Societies

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 22-23From Hunting to Farming: Africa 10,000 BC- 500 AD
  • 26-27From Hunting to Farming: Australia and the Pacific 10,000 BC- 1000 AD
  • 24-25From Hunting to Farming: The Americas 12,000-1000 BC
  • 32-35Civilizations of Mesoamerica 1200 BC- 700 AD and Cultures of South America 500-1500
  • 84-85Civilizations of Mesoamerica and South America 500-1500
  • 108-109Cultures of North America

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 278-282The Americas

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 257-258Lesson 65 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 724-725Samoa
  • 724-725Samoa

  • Language
  • Greek Lessons
  •  Greek 65

  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew Practice Quiz #5
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • How was Polynesia populated? –from where? What theories have been proposed for the origins of the Polynesians?

  • How did the Mayan calendar influence people’s lives?

  • What importance does the extreme diversity of ethnic groups and languages in the South Pacific Rim have with respect to church planting?