Aed 204/Appendix F

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Appendix F
Impact Matrix Assignment
Directions: Assume that you are on the school board of your school district and you are tasked with the job of strategic planning for issues facing your district. Complete the matrix below to determine the potential response of each of the religious groups in your community. Use the attached links to research the basic moral and ethical principles believed by each group. Then determine how you believe each group will react to the issue based on what you find. Provide a brief justification for your answer. After completing the matrix, write a 300- to 500-word summary of the significant similarities and differences among the different religious groups.

|SCHOOL ISSUES |

|Prayer in School |Creationism v.
Evolution |Studying Women’s Rights in the Middle East |Saying the Pledge of Allegiance |Starting a Gay and Lesbian Support Group |Inter-Racial Dating | |COMMUNITY RELIGIOUS GROUPS |Pro/Con |Justify your answer |Pro/Con |Justify your answer |Pro/Con |Justify your answer |Pro/Con |Justify your answer |Pro/Con |Justify your answer |Pro/Con |Justify your answer | |Atheist |Con |Atheist don’t believe in any religion |Con | | | | | | |People should be home | | | |Buddhist |Con | | | | | | | | | | | | |Baptist |Pro | | | | | | | | | | | | |Catholic |Pro | | | | | | | | | | | | |Protestant |Pro | | | | | | | | | | | | |Methodist |Pro | | | | | | | | | | |They would be good with this because the Methodist come from a variety of backgrounds | |Hindu |Pro | | | | | | | | | | | | |Islam |Pro |This will allow the students that need to pray at certain times that conflict with school hours | | | | | | | | | | | |Jehovah’s Witnesses |Con |This would not benefit the students, for this is a man-made religion...
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