You have been dispatched here because powerful international groups trust you.

But beware: This is a dangerous city!

 

 Challenge, Intrigue, & Perspective:

Process to Peace

By Ann E. Kulp

Annkulp@redrose.net

 

 

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Introduction

Task

Process

Resources

Evaluation

Conclusion

Teacher Notes

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Introduction

Terrorists could strike daily, wars could be declared instantly, and riots could occur in the holiest places. All have occurred in the past. Here, in Jerusalem, Arabs and Israelis both claim this city as their own, and both have declared, for religious and cultural reasons, the destruction of the other in order to establish their sovereignty. As a result, Palestinians and Jews who reside in this city constantly fear losing their lives and, at a minimum, fear losing their homes and jobs.

Although UN resolutions and negotiated peace agreements have torn Jerusalem into Arab and Israeli territories, international law is not always followed. Both, the Arabs and Israelis, have broken agreements and both have created and parlayed "facts" into bargaining chips to sway previous negotiations for peace.

As a result, since the end of World War II (1945), the Arab-Israeli conflict has been a central issue to the world.

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Task

Now, you have been entrusted to negotiate a lasting peace treaty for Jerusalem during the most favorable time for peace. Who has the right to exist on this land and how to ensure the survival and security of the Arabs and Israelis are key points you must ultimately negotiate as envoys of the diplomatic corps for the Arabs, Israel, and the United States.

Good luck with your vital mission and welcome to the Middle East!

 Mission Objectives

 

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Process

 

 

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Resources

The resources are in a special place.

Please click on the flashlight to find them. 

 

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Evaluation

Five tasks will be evaluated:

The Brief

The Protocol Log

The Bargaining Plan

The Proposal

Negotiations

Click on a task to see the rubric for it.

The rubric for the WebQuest is the scoring rubric for the combination of all of the tasks.

 

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Conclusion

Congratulations!

You have completed the process to peace:

 

 

As you leave Jerusalem consider:

United Nations Student Diplomacy web site

Embassies under Siege, Personal Accounts of Diplomats on the Front Line

(You can find this book at Penn State University, Harrisburg campus. Any library can access the book through its interlibrary loan department.)

Mid-East Viewpoints

 

 

 

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Teacher Notes

"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought." - Basho

WebQuest Guide

 

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