Publishing Organization

Unity Productions Foundation


Secularism in Comparative Perspective: The Hijab as Case Study in Three Countries Using background reading about the historical experiences of Muslim women, along with press coverage about womens’ right to wear hijab in three countries (Turkey, France, and the U.S.), students explore the concept of secularism as evidenced in several distinct societies, and its relationship to religious freedom in those societies. For use with: Video documentary FRONTLINE: MUSLIMS or as standalone lesson on the topic. Search pdf for this lesson by title or keyword.

Type of Resource


Topic Category
  • Teaching about religions
  • Women Studies
  • Islam and Muslims
  • World religions
  • Contemporary Muslim regions
  • Current events
  • Video
  • Teachers guide
Grade Level
  • High School