A film production website with information, teaching resources, discussion guides and interviews on films focused on increasing the power and reach of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality for all. The film Naila and the Uprising is scheduled for broadcast in spring 2019, and a curriculum guide for using the film is in preparation.
The Grand Mosque of Paris: a Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews during the Holocaust, Karen Gray Ruelle and Deborah Durland DeSaix
Illustrated story from the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War II, when Jews and their families found refuge in the Grand Mosque of Paris complex, where they were protected along with escaped prisoners of war and other groups under persecution or pursuit, including children.
Picture book for ages 6 and up about the Syrian civil war and the refugee families that resulted. A much-awarded book with author/illustrator images of great beauty featuring a boy’s attachment to the birds of his memory and his healing process toward hope.
Bibliography of well-reviewed, award winning and useful books for librarians and educators on Islam and Muslims, a variety of genres and age levels
Watching the news, it seems like ethnic divides are ever-deepening. But how can we solve these complicated problems when each side lives in fear of the other? The answer is simple, argues Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir – it starts with, “What’s your name?” Amal, a young Muslim-American and native Coloradan, found a platform for her voice growing up working in her family’s restaurant. She has been writing poetry since she was a child and has performed in eight countries, sharing her verse everywhere from youth prisons to orphanages to refugee camps. This talk was given at a TEDx event.
Islamophobia is Racism: Resource for Teaching & Learning about anti-Muslim Racism in the United States
Description: By focusing on understanding Islamophobia as anti-Muslim racism, this syllabus challenges the idea that the problem is one of individual bias and that simply knowing more about Islam will necessarily lead to a decrease in anti-Muslim racism. Instead, it suggests that learning more about how structures of violence, inequality, and war have produced anti-Muslim racism and discrimination and its wide-ranging impact on everyday life is essential in order to challenge its assumptions, logics, and practices. While the readings include pieces that address recent events like the 2017 “Muslim ban” executive order, they also show that similar policies extend to both earlier moments and other communities.
A compilation of social media: Muslim scholars around the world share their feelings, tributes, condolences and reactions.
A beautifully and simply illustrated, true story of the woman who, with members of her community, saved books during the Iraq war.
The Geography and Cultures of Muslim Countries: This lesson features hands-on projects for students that help them learn about the Muslim country of their choice. Students collaborate to conceptualize an informational website and television commercial for a given country. Alternatives include preparing a speech at the UN and designing a pamphlet about a chosen country. For use with: Video documentary FRONTLINE: MUSLIMS or as standalone lesson.
An Egyptian teenager has discovered an inexpensive way to turn plastic trash into fuel — and it could be worth tens of millions of dollars a year.