Targeted at Home: Islamophobia

September 11th was a terrible tragedy with long-reaching consequences. Scholars learn about the Islamophobia that occurred to many Muslim Americans following the 9/11 attacks. The resource provides videos, articles, and interviews to explain the Islamic religion. Scholars also complete handouts and participate in group discussion to understand the anger directed toward Muslim Americans following the terrorist attack. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange for a Muslim activist to speak to the class about their experiences with racism in the US
  • Compare and contrast the public's treatment of Muslim Americans after 9/11 and modern day
Classroom Considerations
  • Final installment of a three-part series called Becoming US - Belonging unit
  • The lesson promotes tolerance and diversity 
  • Resource includes an exit ticket to give pupils an opportunity to share what they learned 
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