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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Muslims
Submitted by: William Paquette on Dec 29, 2005
Date Last Modified: Dec 29, 2005
Title: The Muslim World and the West
Description: The PBS series Muslim examines the resurgence of interest by the West in the Islamic World and seeks to inform westerners about the traditional role of Islam and the changes it confronts using interviews with leading Islamic scholars in the United States.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 2-3 hours.
Topics: Islam
Islam and the West
Middle East
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To acquaint students with the traditional and changing world of Women in the Islamic World.
To acquaint students with the traditional beliefs, laws, and practice of Islam by illustrating similarities and differences.
To acquaint students with the Islamic world's perspectives on how the West has historically impacted Muslims.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: The PBS series "Muslims" is divided into three sections: Islam
and the West, Women and Islam, and Islamic Belief, Law, and Practice. Leading
Islamic scholars in the United States are interviewed for each section. Read
the interviews for each section. Then write a 5-7 page paper answering these
questions:

1. How has Western Civilization influenced the Islamic World in both positive
and negative ways?
2. What is the traditional role of women in the Islamic World and how is the
role of Islamic women changing?
3. What are the traditional beliefs, laws, and practices of Islam?
4. How is Islam and Christianity similar and different?
5. What does it mean to be a Muslim today?
Additional Information URL: None.
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