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Ramadan

This picture book explains the Muslim holiday Ramadan by answering the 5 Ws: who, what, where, when and why.
Grade Level
David F. Marx
Subject
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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In Consideration of Ramadan

During Ramadan, some Muslim students in this educator's school spent time in the media center during lunchtime, but most suffered in the cafeteria. She and her staff worked to change that.
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Teaching About Ramadan and Eid

Ramadan begins soon. Discuss this Muslim holy month with students—and take a step toward countering Islamophobia.
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Literature

My Name was Hussein

Hussein, the narrator of My Name Was Hussein, lives in Bulgaria. His Muslim family takes great pride in their religion and traditions. But soldiers soon arrive in their village and force all of the Muslims to adopt Christian names, thereby inhibiting their freedom and identities.
Grade Level
Hristo Kyuchukov
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Balancing the Holidays in Your Classroom

Each year at this time, teachers are faced with a dilemma: How to balance the holidays to create the most inclusive environment? As Hanukkah comes to a close and Christmas approaches, many teachers will decorate with candy canes, glittered Christmas trees and construction-papered dreidels. But there are more holidays being celebrated this month.
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How Do You Bring Islam Into the Classroom?

In recent weeks, our country has been treated to an ugly reflection of itself. The controversy over the Islamic community center in New York City has been followed by a spate of anti-Muslim acts. They include the stabbing of a Muslim cabbie, attempted arson at a mosque in Tennessee and teens harassing Muslims at worship in upstate New York.
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Conversations Can Bridge Cultural Divide

The month of Ramadan comes upon my classroom slowly. The non-Muslim students don’t notice the changes at first, but soon the little things start creeping in. They see that the classes are smaller, because more students are staying home. Or they might notice that the Muslim students are a little more tired than usual, or that when offered food, they politely put up their hand and say, “No food for me, I am fasting.” This is when the questions start.
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Longest river

Longest river The Nile River of Africa is 4,160 miles, or 6656 km, long -- the longest river in the world. Its waters drain 1/10 of the area of Africa, including parts of present day Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Rw
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A Culture of Care

While wrapping up the school year, this teacher learned two powerful lessons from her students.