Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mini Mecca Models

Students modeled exemplary teamwork as they worked in teams of eight to construct a mini model of the city of Mecca--the origins of the religion of Islam--with the mosque as its focal point.  Each team member was responsible for one piece of the model including:  mosque building/rooms, minaret, muezzin, Kabah, qibla wall, Qur'an, Muslims praying on prayer rugs, and mosaic and Arabic artwork.  Students began the activity with in-depth research and note-taking using Edmodo, where Miss Lukins had posted a variety of pictures, photos, web site links, a flythrough 3D video of the Kabah, a video of Muslims praying, and even MP3 music of a muezzin singing the call to prayer!  Then, students sketched a "blueprint" of their piece of the model in preparation for building.  Finally, students used their creativity to construct their piece of Mecca using art supplies, paper, paper plates/cups, and more!  Students worked together to make their pieces come together to recreate their version of this important city to Muslims.  Below you will see pictures of the process and finished products and reflections! Enjoy!

Check out a video of the finished product here:
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Check out a video of the finished product here:
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Check out a video of the finished product here:
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Check out a video of the finished product here:
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