Process

Step One: In order to understand the task of this Quest, you need to be familiar with how the game of Jeopardy! is played. Before going further in this Webquest, watch an episode of Jeopardy! on TV (check Jeopardy! website for local listings) and play a game online. Click on the Play Now button and then select the Jeopardy! Online Game option.

Notice how the answer is given first, and the contestant must phrase his response as a question: Who is. . .  or What is . . . or Where is . . . . It is best to watch a game on TV and also to play the online version to best understand your task as a writer on the show.

After becoming familiar with how Jeopardy! is played, you and your team will gather information that answers these guiding questions.

Guiding questions:
1. What are the basic beliefs of Islam?
2. What were the important events in Muhammad's life?
3. What were the important teachings of Muhammad?
4. Compare Islam to Judaism. What teachings are found in both?
5. Compare Islam to Christianity. What teachings are found in both?
6. What beliefs are found in all three religions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity? (Use a Venn diagram to find points of similarity among the three religions.)

Step Two:  After gathering your information, you must write quiz items in Jeopardy! style.

 A sample quiz item might be: Muhammad considered his role to be the same as Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses.
The question that the player must give is: What is a prophet?

You will need 25 answers to fill in the Jeopardy! PowerPoint template.
 
Your Jeopardy! categories are:

Be sure your quiz items cover important concepts. Use information that gives "the big picture." If your information does not pertain to one of the Guiding Questions, don't use it.

Unlike the Online Game, you will not have to provide mulitple choice answers. You can choose to have the answer float into the PowerPoint slide on a mouse click so that the players can check their answers.

Remember, your team needs 25 items to fill in the Jeopardy! PowerPoint.

Each team member must take one of the following roles in addition to gathering information and writing answers:

1. Editor. This person chooses which of the team's answers will be included in the final game. The editor can send the group back to write new material if he/she doesn't like the submissions.

2. Proofreader. This person checks each proposed slide for grammatical and spelling accuracy. The proofreader also checks that the references listed on the final slide are in MLA style.

3. Historical advisor. This person checks each selected answer for historical accuracy against the source it came from. Team members must keep track of the sources they use.

4. Technical advisor. This person supervises the construction of the Jeopardy! PowerPoint game. Take care in deciding what technical effects you use. More effects are not necessarily better. Every effect should contribute in a positive, nondistracting way.

Step Three: Remember, Jeopardy! is backwards--answer first, then question. After you and your team have written quiz items in the five categories and the editor, proofreader, and historical advisor have checked them for informational, grammatical, and spelling accuracy, the technical advisor will insert them into the Jeopardy! PowerPoint version of the game.

The PowerPoint template can be downloaded along with the instructions for using it. You can have the answer to your quiz item come up on the slide when the player clicks by using the Custom Animation feature to bring it up "On Click" so that your player will know how he is doing.
 
Save your presentation on a flash drive and name it with your group name.
 
You will play each other's games and see who is able to get the highest scores. Use the scoring sheet to keep track of your performance.
 
Slides 2-6 (items 1-5) will have answers in the category "Origins of Islam."

Slides 7-11 (items 6-10) will have answers in the category "Life of Muhammad."

Slides 12-16 (items 11-15) will have answers in the category "Islamic Teachings."

Slides 17-21 (itmes 16-20) will have answers in the category "Judaism & Islam."

Slides 22-26 (items 21-25) will have answers in the category "Christianity & Islam."

Resources
Print resources that would be useful include your social studies textbook and encyclopedias in the library. You can do an OPAC search on Islam to see what books are available.

Web Resources:
Britannica Online, Grolier, and World Book Online found in the LAUSD Digital Library.
 
Islam Resources:
IslamiCity.com
Biography of Prophet Muhammad 
Kidipede--History for Kids
Twenty-Five Most Frequently Asked Questions About Islam
World Alamanc for Kids. Islam
Muhammad 
 
Comparative Religion Resources:
Religion Facts 
ReligiousTolerance
BeliefNet.com The Abrhamic Faiths: A Comparison
ChristianityInView 
Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry Comparison Grid Between Christianity and Islamic Doctrine