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Ramadan

This picture book explains the Muslim holiday Ramadan by answering the 5 Ws: who, what, where, when and why.
by
David F. Marx
Grade Level
K-2
Topic
Subject
Geography
Social Justice Domain
learning plan

ramadan

How are people similar to and different from each other?
What are the benefits and challenges of living in a diverse society?
How can we celebrate what we have in common while also honoring our differences?
How do communities become diverse?
How can we make connections across our differences?
How do communities become diverse?

Grade Level
6-8
Subject
ELL / ESL
Topic
Social Justice Domains
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Social Distancing During Ramadan

As Ramadan begins, we remind educators that social distancing may make this month especially difficult for Muslim families and students. These resources offer recommendations for teaching about the holy month and assuring your students that COVID-19 will not dim the Ramadan lights.

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Taking Care During Another COVID Surge

As we witness a significant rise in coronavirus cases, we encourage you to take care of yourself and your students. These resources recommend trauma-informed practices and culturally responsive teaching methods—including supporting Muslim students, families and educators who begin Ramadan observance next week amid the pandemic. We wish you continued strength and compassion in these difficult times.

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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.
by
Hristo Kyuchukov
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain