Learning About Islam
Students discover how Muslim teens are affected by people's misconceptions about Islam. They see a Muslim teen's point of view on Islam and how it is portrayed in Western society and write a letter to Muslim youth group.
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Three Tour Guides: A Middle East Travel Activity
This is a great way to get your scholars recalling the information they have learned about Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in a fun and interactive way! They begin by examining 10 statements and determining if they apply to 1, 2, or all...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Arts of the Islamic World
Learn more about the history and five pillars of Islam with an extensive resource that focuses on the religion's connection to art. Focusing on calligraphy, textiles, and architecture, the packet illustrates the beauty of the artistic...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Islam in the United States: Hate Crimes and Hope
Students state things learned about Muslims in America through a short lecture, an interview, and reading. Using the information learned, they formulate questions to learn more. Students define hate crimes, and how the events of 9/11...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Learning World Religions
How much do high schoolers know about the five major world religions? Enhance their religious literacy with a technological lesson that discusses the histories and beliefs of Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Women’s Rights in Iraq
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of Islam.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Iran's Revolutions: Crash Course World History 226
The 1979 Iranian Revolution changed the identity of Iran, and in many ways, the Middle East as a whole. High schoolers learn more about the Persian region, history, and government in a brief but explanatory video from Crash Course World...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable