Muslim: Fact and Stereotype

Stereotypes can affect individuals and influence a community as seen in the KidsPost article, "Muslim and American: Kids Worry About Anti-Arab Reaction." This curriculum guide provides discussion questions to use with the article, enrichment activities and a lesson. After reading the article, students discuss stereotypes, review basic beliefs of Muslims and engage in a group activity. A Washington Post editorial, the columns of Courtland Milloy and Donna Britt and a news feature are studied to understand the impact terrorism, stereotypes and lack of knowledge of Islam can have on individuals and our society. An introduction to Islam is provided in a summary of beliefs and Web resources. The Word Study Focuses on "mosque."

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