The book assigned for this issue is Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. After surviving Hurricane Katrina, Zeitoun and three others were arrested without reason or explanation. They were later made aware they were all being charged with looting, according to the officer driving the van. Zeitoun and the other detainees were accused of terrorist activities, presumably because of the large amount of money found in their possession as well as maps of the city and a storage disc. Zeitoun was refused medical attention and the use of a phone to alert his family.
Blog Prompts for This Topic
11/13: Think about the theme assigned to your group. Answer the following questions for your first blog post.
11/25: Update on your progress and your thoughts about the topic. What new information have you learned about your topic?
12/04: Share the new understanding/knowledge you have gained in your recent reading research and the progress on your question responses.
12/10: Answer the following prompts.
Essential Questions to Answer:
Each of these topics are so vast it is impossible to cover all aspects in this course. However, you should be able to answer the following questions to demonstrate progress towards understanding this topic. You will need complete an annotated bibliography for each question's answer using at least three sources for your information. This information will be utilized in the written responses to each question. Further instructions will be provided on Echo.
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This 2007 PBS series explores the challenges in the post 9/11 world. The Muslim Americans episode looks at the diversity of Muslims in America today, focusing on communities' experience after 9/11, and contrasting life for Muslims here in the United States compared to Muslims in Britain and Europe.
Watch an Overview of the Major Religions (11/18)
Perspectives on Religion (11/24)