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Jihad vs. McWorld. Objective: Students will engage in a Close Read of the article, “Jihad vs. McWorld ”. Question 1. From the title and subtitle of the article, what definitions can you provide for the words “Jihad” and “ McWorld ”?. Question 2.

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Jihad vs mcworld

Jihad vs. McWorld

Objective: Students will engage in a Close Read of the article, “Jihad vs. McWorld”


Question 1

Question 1

  • From the title and subtitle of the article, what definitions can you provide for the words “Jihad” and “McWorld”?


Question 2

Question 2

  • Using quotes from the first paragraph expand your definitions of “Jihad” and “McWorld.”


Question 3

Question 3

  • What do Jihad and McWorld have in common?


Question 4

Question 4

  • According to Barber, McWorld prioritizes or ranks what over citizenship and equality?


Question 5

Question 5

  • What clues does the author give you for the meaning of word solidarity? Under what conditions does Jihad create solidarity?


Question 6

Question 6

  • Using the information from lines 12-39, create a T-Chart using evidence from the reading to compare the positive ideas associated with Jihad with the positive ideas associated with McWorld.


Question 7

Question 7

  • Explain in your own words the author’s use of the tortoise and hare analogy.


Question 8

Question 8

  • How does the third paragraph support the claim “neither offers much hope to citizens looking for practical ways to govern themselves democratically”? How does the fourth paragraph support this claim?


Question 9

Question 9

  • On lines 46-49, the author lists what quick fixes? For what reason and in what tone does the author delineate these examples? How do you know?


Question 10

Question 10

  • How is democracy similar to McWorld and to Jihad? How does this understanding shape the author’s point-of-view of the future of democracy?


The writing assignment

The Writing Assignment

  • Based upon your understanding of the article, “Jihad vs. McWorld,” write a one page argumentative essay with supporting evidence and reasoning on the following claim: Democracy is possible despite the powers of tribalism and globalism. Makecertain to identify two counterclaims with accompanying counter-evidence in your essay.


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