Seminar 1 Assignment (20 pts)
Week #2, HUM 213, Spring 2011
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HUM 213 Seminar 1: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Worth: 20 pts. possible; DUE:  Monday, April 4, 2011 - Rev. Wed., 4/6/11
To get all 20 points, you must complete the Seminar 1 Preparation (10 pts.) and be in class on Monday, 4/4/11, [ Rev. Wed., 4/6/11] to participate in the In-Class Seminar 1 small group and class discussion (10 pts.)

Seminar 1 Preparation:  Read the Web Readings identified below, and take notes:

1.  Briefly list or outline significant similarities and/or differences among the three religions.  (And keep track of which reading your listed items come from.)

2.  In Web Reading #1 section called “Religion in the Curriculum,” what advice is given about why and how to teach/study religion in the classroom?

3.  Identify one point from each reading that you found interesting or significant, and note why.

Web Reading #1:

Dunn, Michael Collins. “The Heirs of Abraham: Judaism-Christianity-Islam.” Middle East Resources: Information for Teaching about the Middle East at the Precollegiate Level 14.3 (Jun. 1993): 1-10. Teaching Resource Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Harvard U, 1994. Outreach World. Web. 15 Jan. 2011. <>.

Web Reading #2:

“Religion: Three Religions, One God.” “Explore a Theme.” Global Connections: The Middle East.  WGBH Educational Foundation, 2002. PBS.  Public Broadcasting Service, 2011. Web. 22 Jan. 2011.

**Look up words and terms you don’t understand in the Global Connections Glossary:

Web Reading #3:

Weiner, Rebecca.  “Who Is a Jew?”  Jewish Virtual Library, American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise [AICE]. Web. 21 Jan. 2011. <>.

Web Reading #4:

Hamilton, Mark. "From Hebrew Bible to Christian Bible: Jews, Christians and the Word of God." "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians."  Frontline. WGBH Educational Foundation, April 1998. 2010. Web. 24 Dec. 2010.

Web Reading #5:

Wolfe, Michael. “How a Muslim Sees Muhammad.”  “Learning Tools: Essays.”  Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet. Kikim Media, 2002. Public Broadcasting Service, 2011. Web. 19 Jan. 2011.

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