Monday, December 18, 2006

HW this week (12/18-12/22)

1. Due Tuesday: Read handout "An Introduction to Islam". Answer these questions in your spiral:
  • a. What new things did you learn? (minimum of 5 new things)
  • b. What is interesting to you? (minimum of 3 interesting items)
  • c. What questions do you have? (minimum of 3 questions)
  • d. What did you learn that you previously thought was not true about Islam?
2. Due Wednesday: Re-read Chapter 1, section prepared to discuss in class.

3. For Thursday: Study for quiz. Quiz topics include: Arabian geography; Muhammad's life/call; Islamic beliefs; Five pillars of Islam.

No HW over break! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Islam info

1. In spiral, please describe what things were surprising to you about the mapping activity you just completed (we just began talking about this in class) and why.

2. Go to the following link and explore just that
one page (top to bottom). What did you learn in one page of the portal? What was interesting? Surprising? Why? [please do not go to other pages, stay on this one only-- for purposes of the assignment...of course you may look at other items on your own].

Friday, December 08, 2006

ok no weekend hw

Ok, I decided against the small weekend assignment.

So have fun! :)

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ch. 1; Section 2

1. Read Ch. 1 section 2 (Islam) in your text.

2. Read/answer questions from handout.

3. Prep for quiz on this assignment (quiz tomorrow).

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

PJ#7-- Silk Road Merchant

1. Go to your next stop on your map.

2. For that place, please find 3 pictures showing any major geographical features (landmarks, landforms, etc). Paste/Label them in your PJ.

3. Find a historical building from that place (church, mosque, government building, palace, etc) and paste a picture of it in your PJ (label please).

4. Write a journal entry about your new stop. Do you like it? What do you like about it? why?

5. Write another entry in which you are in the historical building (sightseeing) when you happen to run into a merchant from the Silk Road in China. This merchant thinks that it is still around 500 CE. What do you tell him? What does he tell you? Describe the meeting and discussion.