The Crusades - Religious Conflict - Project Based Learning (Complete PBL)

The Crusades - Religious Conflict - Project Based Learning (Complete PBL)
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In this COMPLETE project based learning unit, students must solve the problem: "How do we end current, and prevent future religious conflict?" In groups, they must solve the problem by creating an investigatory documentary of their journey - which will include ample research, interviewing experts, and brainstorming/testing solutions. Individually, each student is responsible for writing a "personal proposal" of their definition of the problem, and their solutions.

Duration: 10 full class periods

Group presentation time: 15 minutes max

This unit is perfect for studying historical religious and political conflicts:
- Ancient monotheism
- Roman Empire - Christian Persecution
- Jewish Diaspora
- Antisemitism
- Expansion of Muslim Empire
- The Crusades
- The Spanish Inquisition
- The Protestant Reformation
- Protestantism vs. Catholicism
- The Holocaust
- Establishment of the State of Israel
- Arab Israeli Conflict
- Sunni vs. Shia
- Al Qaeda
- Modern Islamophobia

This unit includes all of the essential project based learning elements:
- Key knowledge, understanding, and success skills
- Challenging problem or question
- Sustained inquiry
- Authenticity
- Student voice and choice
- Reflection
- Critique and revision
- Public Product
Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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