Select a cultural event that takes place in a specific space; this could be a religious practice, tradition, or ceremony to mark a life event. In an essay of 500-750 words, explain how that place is shaped by that event.
What is the event, how is it practiced?
What is the cultural significance of that event within the culture where it is practiced?
How is the place of that event built or modified to support the cultural significance of the event?
Is the cultural event observed differently in different places? If so how?
How does the cultural event make use of natural landscapes?
Your assignment will be assessed based on the following rubric.
The essay does not effectively integrate information about the chosen site
The essay integrates accurate information about the chosen site, although this integration may be ineffective at times
The essay effectively integrates accurate information about the chosen site
Writing Mechanics _____/2
There are many errors in spelling or grammar but they do not interfere with understanding
There are few or no errors in spelling and grammar, the writing is clear and well-constructed
The essay is poorly organized
The essay contains little or no analysis of the cultural significance of the chosen site
There is an attempt to organize the essay
There is some limited analysis of the cultural significance of the chosen site, but the essay is primarily descriptive
The essay is generally clear and organized, although there is some repetition
The essay includes analysis of the cultural significance of the chosen site, but this is not sustained throughout
The essay is generally clear and organized, and free of repetition
The essay contains analysis of the cultural significance of the chosen site, although it may not be fully developed
The essay is clear and coherent
The essay contains well-developed analysis of the cultural significance of the chosen site