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					               United Nations Briefing:
               Top Secret Information




                   Preparing to serve in the
                      Middle East region
Introduction    Tasks   Process   Evaluation   Conclusion
                       Introduction

                 CONGRATULATIONS!
     You have just been hired by the United Nations.
      For your first diplomatic assignment, they would
      like to send you to the Middle East. Before you
      can go, you must familiarize yourself with some
      of the most important aspects of the culture. In
      order to do that, you will be completing a series
                 of tasks called a WebQuest.

Introduction   Tasks   Process   Evaluation   Conclusion
                            Tasks
   With a partner, you will explore 5 of the 6
                                                       Geography
   topics listed to the right.
                                                       Role of
   As you are researching, you will be asked           Women
   to complete small assignments.                      Names
                                                       Marriage and
                                                       Dowry
   At the end of the WebQuest, you will be             Camels
   given a short quiz to determine whether or          Clothing and
   not you are ready to be sent to the Middle          Jewelry
   East to begin your role as a United
   Nations diplomat.
Introduction   Tasks   Process    Evaluation     Conclusion
                 Process: Overview
 • Choose any 5 of the 6 topics to                         Geography
   explore.                                                Role of
 • Read the directions on the slide, then                  Women

   complete the assignments. Be sure to                    Names
   use complete sentences where                            Marriage and
                                                           Dowry
   appropriate.
                                                           Camels
 • At the end of our WebQuest, you will
                                                           Clothing and
   be asked to complete a short quiz.                      Jewelry
 • All assignments and the quiz will be
   graded.

Introduction   Tasks   Process   Evaluation   Conclusion
               Process: Geography
 • Use this website to learn about the names
                                                           Geography
   and locations of countries in the
                                                           Role of
   Mediterranean Region of the Middle East.                Women
   (Be sure to use the drop-down screen to
                                                           Names
   select “Mediterranean Region.”)
                                                           Marriage and
 • After you have learned the names and                    Dowry
   locations, test your skills! (Be sure to use            Camels
   the drop-down screen to select                          Clothing and
   “Mediterranean Region.”) Work until you                 Jewelry
   can get 90% correct.


Introduction   Tasks   Process   Evaluation   Conclusion
               Process: Role of Women
 • Visit the two websites below to view a
                                                    Geography
   photo gallery and a photo essay about
                                                    Role of
   the changing role of women in Saudi              Women
   Arabia.
                                                    Names
 • Now complete this worksheet!                     Marriage and
                                                    Dowry
                                                    Camels
                                                    Clothing and
                                                    Jewelry




Introduction   Tasks   Process   Evaluation   Conclusion
                                                             Geography

                       Process: Names                        Role of
                                                             Women
                                                             Names
 • Read this document to learn                               Marriage and
                                                             Dowry
   information about how Muslim                              Camels
   children’s names are chosen.                              Clothing and
                                                             Jewelry
 • Then, visit this website to
   complete this worksheet.




Introduction   Tasks     Process   Evaluation   Conclusion
               Process: Marriage and Dowry
 •    In the Middle East,                                         Marriage and
      marriages are often                                         Dowry II
      arranged by family
      members.                                                              Geography
      Because family
      members know the                                                      Role of
      potential bride and                                                   Women
      groom best, they
      can evaluate how                                                      Names
      well the two will get
      along. Take a look                                                    Marriage and
      at this list of factors                                               Dowry
      considered in
      matchmaking.                                                          Camels
      Which factors
      would be most                                                         Clothing and
      important to your                                                     Jewelry
      family in finding      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arranged_marri
      you a husband or ages Scroll down to: Factors considered
      wife?                  in matchmaking
Introduction     Tasks        Process       Evaluation       Conclusion
                       Process: Marriage and
                           Dowry II        Marriage
                                           and Dowry I
 • A dowry is an amount of money and gifts that a
   bride’s family pays to the groom. In some                 Geography
   Middle Eastern cultures, however, the dowry is            Role of
   actually given to the bride by her own family, to         Women
   ensure that she has money and goods in case
   her husband dies or her marriage fails.                   Names
                                                             Marriage and
                                                             Dowry
 • Dowry is a controversial subject because some             Camels
   people view it as purchasing a wife. Study these
   comics and answer the questions that follow to            Clothing and
   help you understand how dowry is viewed by                Jewelry
   some.



Introduction   Tasks     Process      Evaluation       Conclusion
                   Process: Camels
                                                           Geography
 • Camels are used extensively in the                      Role of
   Middle East. Not only are they used for                 Women
   transportation across the dry desert, but               Names
   they are also a source of income for                    Marriage and
   many people.                                            Dowry

 • Check out the San Diego Zoo website to                  Camels
   complete this Camel Scavenger Hunt.                     Clothing and
                                                           Jewelry
   Make sure you listen to them groan!




Introduction   Tasks   Process   Evaluation   Conclusion
                       Process: Clothing and
                           Jewelry
 • Watch this video on an up-and-                            Geography

   coming fashion designer for                               Role of
                                                             Women
   Muslim women. As you watch, fill                          Names
   out this fact sheet.                                      Marriage and
                                                             Dowry
                                                             Camels
                                                             Clothing and
                                                             Jewelry




Introduction   Tasks     Process   Evaluation   Conclusion
                       Evaluation
 • Please remember to do the following:
    – Each partner should be completing a copy of each
      worksheet.
    – Save your worksheets to YOUR school drive.
    – When you are completely finished with the
      WebQuest, visit the computer lab and print of your
      worksheets.
    The day after the WebQuest project is over, you will be
      taking a short quiz on Middle Eastern Culture.


Introduction   Tasks   Process   Evaluation   Conclusion
                              Conclusions
 Dear Students,

      Like America, the Middle East is a diverse place. Cultural events or customs in Saudi
      Arabia or Pakistan are not necessarily the same in places like Turkey or Palestine.

      A true understanding of these places and their people can only be established
      through intensive study and extensive travel.

      The key to beginning to develop knowledge, however, is to increase your
      understanding and tolerance for people who are different from yourselves.

      While helping you understand the cultural context that Shabanu: Daughter of the
      Wind is set in, I hope this WebQuest also helped you understand a culture that is
      different from your own.

                                          Sincerely,
                                          Mrs. Heckathorn Spong



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