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Curriculum Guide: This is Where I Need to Be: Oral Histories of Muslim Youth in NYC

Curriculum Guide: <em>This is Where I Need to Be: Oral Histories of Muslim Youth in NYC</em>

Synopsis

Companion lesson plans, reproducible, resources and more for a collection of oral histories by and about Muslim youth in post 9/11 New York City.

About

About one in ten students in New York City's public schools are Muslim - nearly 100,000 in all. This curriculum guide for the oral history collection, This Is Where I Need To Be gives educators the tools to facilitate informed discussions about Islam in a post 9/11 classroom. Lesson plan topics include media and propaganda about Muslims in Post 9/11 America, stereotypes, and diversity of Islam in the US. Each lesson plan is linked to at least one reproducible and there is a substantive listing of web, print, and video resources that would be suitable for further curriculum development, both for educators and students. Companion website: thisiswhereineedtobe.com.

Curriculum Embedded Project

This curriculum guide and the companion collection of oral histories grew out of a three-year long research study on Muslim Youth in NYC public schools conducted by Dr. Louis Cristillo, Research Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. After learning the methods and techniques of conducting oral history interviews, a team of twelve Muslim students interviewed 23 of their peers in order to write these stories and, in so doing, share with the world their experiences of what it means to be a young Muslim in a post 9/11 America.

Specifications

  • Author: Sandhya Nankani
  • Price: 7.5
  • Year of Publication: 2008
  • Binding: Paperback
  • # of pgs.: 76

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