Assignment 3 – Place-Making Essay

 

 

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.

 

Research  _____/3

 

1

The essay does not effectively integrate information about the chosen site

 

2

The essay integrates accurate information about the chosen site, although this integration may be ineffective at times

3

The essay effectively integrates accurate information about the chosen site

 

Writing Mechanics  _____/2

 

1

There are many errors in spelling or grammar but they do not interfere with understanding

2

There are few or no errors in spelling and grammar, the writing is clear and well-constructed

 

Content  _____/5

 

1

The essay is poorly organized

 

The essay contains little or no analysis of the cultural significance of the chosen site

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

The essay is clear and coherent

 

The essay contains well-developed analysis of the cultural significance of the chosen site

 

_____/10

 
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