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English: A Thousand Splendid Suns Research: 2: Religion and Ethnicity

In preparation for reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, groups will research a variety of topics.

Group 2: WebQuest Task

You are a Member of the Afghan Committee on Religion and Ethnicity. What are the different religious and ethnic groups in your country? What is the main religious group? What are the important rites, rituals, and texts of the religion? Based on your acquired knowledge, your task is to provide a brief but adequate understanding of Afghanistan’s religion to outsiders and make recommendations for ways to improve understanding between different groups.

Criteria: Your visual should include…

  • The different religious and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, including the main religious group
  • Important rites, rituals, and texts of the religion
  • TWO conclusions you have reached about Afghanistan’s religion and ethnicity
  • Examples to support each conclusion. This support will be research information or anecdotes from news articles.
  • Thoughtful, proposed ideas or steps for improving relationships between different ethnic and religious groups.
  • Images from your research that increase the viewers’ understanding of your topic.

Note: Your fundamental task is to educate your classmates on Afghanistan’s religion. Specifics are not as important as a basic understanding of why religion is significant in this country.

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