You have been selected by your World Cultures teacher to go on a
pilgrimage to the Middle East. You will stop to visit the following cities:
Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem.
Each member of your group will take on the role of
Religious leader representing either the Islamic, Christian
or Jewish faith. You will become an expert on your religion and are
expected to share your knowledge with the rest of your group.
Your goal will be to encourage spiritual understanding of your faith, by
designing and writing a post card telling about your visit to one of the
following cities - Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem or Bethlehem - so that the rest
of your group can share your understanding of your faith. Your postcard will
include a picture from the city, and information on the culture of this area
as well as the mainpoints of your religion.
Be sure to include:
Once you have finished your post cards, you will work with your group members to compose
your individual comparison contrast paper of the three religions.
In this summary, you will compare and contrast the three major religions of the Middle
East. You should describe the history of certain celebrations for your faith, symbols that
represent your faith, and any items used during worship or ceremonies. Be sure to include
any other interesting facts not included in your post cards, but are relevant to your
religions. The paper will be handed in and graded as an essay.
Be sure to follow the criteria given in class for writing your essay. Include the rough draft.
It goes without saying thateach member must give their group members information on
No grade will be given without proof of each member's contribution to
the essay (rough draft).
Be sure to look at the outline for writing a comparison / contrast paper before you begin!
How to write a comparison / contrast paper.
See rubric for the post cards and paper on the evaluation page.
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