World Religions WebQuest: Islam

Teacher: Williams

 

Intro Readings:

·      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/09/0925_TVkoran_2.html

·      http://www.islamfortoday.com/adi02.htm

 

Directions: Visit the listed websites, then on a separate sheet of paper, write your answers to the questions. There is no need to write down the question, just write your answers. Worth 10 points maximum. Make sure your answers are complete.

 

Part One:

 

1)    Web Site: Go to CV library page, click on go to databases, click on Biography Resources, then search for “Prophet Muhammad.”

·      Summarize the Prophet Muhammad’s life in 4 sentences.

2)    Muslims on Jesus

·      What is the Muslim view of Jesus?

·      What do Muslim always say after they mention Jesus’ name?

·      In what way do Muslims disagree with how Christians view Jesus?

3)    Islam Introduction

·      Approximately how much of the world’s population is Muslim? Where does the religion rank in terms of followers with other religions of the world?

·      Using the Map of the Expansion of Islam answer the following: How far had the Islamic religion spread by 733? Name the countries.

·      What does the world Islam mean?

·      What is the difference between the two largest sects within Islam: Sunni and Shia?

·      Using the History Map list the order of the Religions displayed from largest to smallest.

4)    Qur'an Introduction

·      What is the Qur’an, and why should it be read in Arabic?

5)    5 Pillars of Islam

·      What are the 5 pillars of Islam? List them, then write a brief, one sentence description of each one.

·      Look at the list of daily prayer videos, under
“Some videos of shalats in Makkah and Madinah:” – Click on one of these videos, and watch about 2 minutes of it. List five words that describe the “mood” of the daily prayer.

6)    Muhammad Sayings from the Qur’an

·      Go here to find any one of Muhammad’s sayings of your choice, as quoted from the Qu’ran. List the topic of the saying, and quote one or two lines of it here. Provide a brief (2-3 sentences) summary of your understanding of the saying.

7)    Hajj

·      Click on Hajj: The journey of a lifetime. Answer this question: What is the Hajj?

·      Click on Hajj: Step by Step Guide. Take the virtual tour, and for each of the five days, write one sentence explaining the place that is visited and the reason for that visit. (A total of 5 sentences listed).

8)    Web Site: Go to CV library page, click on go to databases, click on Global Issues in Context, click on Women, Children, and the Family, then search for “Headscarves: Religious and Political Issues.”

·      Why is it common for Muslim women to wear scarves on their heads in the mosque or in public?

·      What is the Hijab? What is the Burqa? A Niqab?

·      According to this article, how has the Hijab or head covering been handled in the United States? Germany? France?          

 

Part Two:

 

Short Response Essay: You will write one paragraph (handwritten is fine) answering one of the following prompts. You will be graded on ideas and critical thinking with a maximum of 10 points possible. This can be on the same page, back of the page, or attached to your webquest answers.

 

·      Why does Islam appear to be a misunderstood religion in America? How can Americans overcome the stereotypes that exist about Islam?

·      Compare and contrast Islam to Hinduism or Buddhism. In the end, are they more alike or more different?

·      How would life in America be different if everyone were Muslim? Consider the role of Allah in every event in life. For example, would there still be separation of church and state?

·      Compare and contrast the role of Christ in Christianity to Muhammad in Islam.

·      What is your position on the Hijab, or headscarves, in Islam? Is there any justification for them? Do non-Muslim countries have any right to limit the wearing of headscarves?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Idea Development

 

·     Critical thinking is apparent

·     Student has made an effort to go beyond commonsense understandings

·     Correctly relates concepts from our studies up to this point.

·     Specific examples are used to make point(s)

 

 

 

9-10

·     Critical thinking is somewhat apparent

·      Student has made an effort to go beyond commonsense understandings

·      Correctly relates concepts from our studies up to this point.

·      Specific examples are somewhat apparent.

 

 

7-8

·     Critical thinking is somewhat unclear

·  Use of concepts from our studies is somewhat unclear.

·  Specific example is lacking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-write Required

 

5-6

·   Critical thinking is unclear, or

·    The response lacks a clear connection or relation to our studies

·   Specific example is lacking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-write Required

 

2 or below

Short Response Rubric:

 

                        Advanced                    Proficient         Developing  Beginning