The Scenario : Imagine that you have a time machine that will take you back to the authors you studied in Topic 2 (Christopher Columbus, Bartolome de las Casas, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Samuel De Champlain, Shep Lenchek) who wrote about early encounters in the Americas. First-year GCU students are eager to take a mission trip to the early Americas.
Your Task : Select one author from Topic 2 and write a travel guide that will help prepare first-year students to undertake a mission trip with this author.
Create a 1,000-1,200-word travel guide. Your travel guide should explain the benefits of traveling with this author; your travel guide should also include suggestions for a smooth trip, things to watch out for, and ways to approach the authors and those they meet with the gospel message. Explain how students who go on the trip may use their modern cultural background to influence specific attitudes the author had toward native populations in their writings. Explain how the students’ Christian values will help them interact with the native populations in a loving and respectful way.
Describe how the historical, cultural, and political events of the author’s milieu impacted the type of writing they produced. Explain how the historical, cultural, and political events of our day may help the students view their experience differently than the author did in his era.
The best travel guides will include both facts (from the text and from research) and interesting stories (paraphrased from the text or invented based on the text). You must include quotations from your chosen text and research from at least two sources. Cite all quotes and paraphrases in MLA Style.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the MLA Style Guide