Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes

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Bringing to light our own tendencies to stereotype is a key step toward becoming open-minded and informed members of a world community. Use this rich resource to discuss the harmful effects of stereotyping, as well as to consider the monolithic view of Muslims that exists today.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Be sure to check out the included suggested project, which involves learners designing awareness posters and morning announcements to promote tolerance and dispel stereotpyes
Classroom Considerations
  • Links to Daily Show clips may not lead you directly to the exact video, but the clips can be located by a simple date search on the site
  • Images are used in an engaging and powerful way to help illustrate main lesson points
  • Incorporates best-teaching practices throughout, including primary and secondary source analysis, collaborative discussion, and use of graphic organizers for note-taking
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