Against the Loveless World Book Review: A Story of Exile Beyond Numbers and Statistics “Against the Loveless World” tells a story of exile through the eyes of Nahr, a Palestinian refugee. Susan Abulhawa’s novel transports the reader across country borders and through political turmoil, depicting landmark events through a lens beyond conventional statistics. Abulhawa breathes […]
Iran is an incredibly complex country that cannot be covered in just one unit. This resource guide is centered around helping teachers and students understand the complex relationship between Iran and the United States. The following tools provide context about the history of the relationship, what went wrong, and why tensions still exist today. Major moments in […]
A lot of difficult questions and topics linger on the subject of Islam and often times it isn’t easy to find resources capable of addressing these difficult topics fairly. Muslims and non-Muslims both have biases towards Islam, especially when it comes to women’s rights, sharia law and liberalism. Below is a short list of supplemental […]
The Syrian Civil War is in its eighth year, and the conflict and resulting refugee crisis are prominent global issues. It is important for students to learn about the war — whether it just be the basics or a more in-depth discussion — so they can become more informed members of the global community.
The Middle East is made up of many communities that encompass different ethnic groups, cultures, religions and languages. Sometimes these identities overlap but there are also important distinctions, which can be difficult to distinguish. Both Muslims and Arabs represent significant portions of the diverse American population.
The topic of women in Islam — their fashion, their values, their rights — is a source of constant fascination for people young and old alike. It’s likely that students will bring their own preconceived notions to the classroom, so it’s important to address this topic with sensitivity and kindness.
Islam is a huge and varied tradition with a long history, fascinating contributions to society, and a modern population with incredibly diverse lives, beliefs and practices.
Islam is the second-largest religion in the world, but teaching it in the classroom can be difficult. Students may not have been exposed to Islam before, or what they have heard may be characterized by misinformation and stereotypes. In reality, Islam is a huge and varied tradition with a long history, fascinating contributions to society, […]