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October 16, 1999 Update
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The team generated the following reports: Try the following activities:
Abeja - Moulay Idriss: Morocco's Most Holy City
Kid's version available

Abeja visits Moulay Idriss, a Muslim holy town. She discusses the conservative women's dress code, the history of the town and its founder, Moulay Idriss. Also, she briefly explains the introduction of Islam into Morocco.

Why do you think that non-Muslims were not allowed in Moulay Idriss for so long? Are there any places in your country that foreigners or non-believers are allowed to go? Abeja must abide by the modest traditions of the culture - what are some of the cultural norms in your area? Do foreigners abide?

Jasmine - Morocco: A Developing Country with Potential
Kid's version available

Jasmine writes of her general image of Morocco and its current socio-economic situation. Includes information on the new reign of King Mohammed VI, unemployment, child beggars, and a school of specific trades she visited.

Have the class pretend they are appointed subjects/ personal advisors to King Mohammed VI. How would they advise their new king? Have them look up the Royal Family site. What else is there to learn about this royal family? How might that change the way the country functions?

Kavitha - This land is my land, this land is your land part IIst

An analysis of the different factions fighting for the Western Sahara: the Moroccans, Algerians, and desert natives.

How many 'shoes' does your country have? How are they similar/different? What do they agree/disagree about?

Team - Adios Morocco! We had a ball!

The team reminisces on their time in Morocco. They mention the Atlas Mountains, the Berbers, Marrakech, and Ozoud.

As the team looks back on Morocco, why don't you? What have you learned? How is it most different from where you live? How is it the same?

 
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