Contemporary North Africa: A Sociological Perspective

After examining Western stereotypes of African culture and common perceptions of Islam, groups research the language, technology, symbols, norms, and values of North African countries, including Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, and Mali. Teams then present a proposal requesting funding for a journey to the country that demonstrates their understanding of that culture.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have teams assume the role of travel guides and present their research to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The project is designed for high school sociology and AP Psychology classes, and presumes class members have knowledge of the elements of culture
Pros

  • The resource includes the requirements for the project and a rubric
Cons

  • No research guidelines or links are provided to resource sites
Common Core